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weak rear cantis on women's frame
Yes I did my searching elsewhere, just doing a sanity check here.
I've got a 'girls' Giant Iguana with Suntour XCM cantis. Though it's old, it saw little use. The front canti's stop perfectly fine despite potential hardening of the shoe rubber. Ran new cable, cleaned the rim and shoes, etc, I cannot get the rear brake tight.
It uses the typical pulley system, having a dropped top tube, so I'm wondering if the problem is inherent to this system? I'm thinking I should run a solid chunk of cable and convert to linear pull.
I'm giving this to a friend and doubtlessly she will use the rear brakes despite the rock solid fronts. (I could just run the right lever to the front...heh)
The x-press shifters are funky, I kind of like them.