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    where to buy brake stays?

    for cantilever brakes, the center part. where to buy these? I just checked everyone...

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    A 'stay' is the cross bar in the frame, reinforcing between 2 tubes or blades, there is a seat stay,
    it is what the brake is mounted to. it is part of the frame.
    and there is a chain stay, it is close to the bottom bracket shell , ahead of the wheel.

    So I don't know what you are asking.

    between the cantilever brakes there is a cable that pulls both inward
    when the cable is pulled Up.

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    And that cable is called a straddle cable. And everyone has them. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=straddle+cable

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    Be aware they come in different lengths.
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    The crossing wire is the straddle or yoke wire, and comes either double ended in a variety of lengths, or single ended for brakes where one arm has a pinch bolt. The triangular piece that attaches to the main wire and supports the yoke is called a yoke cable carrier, sometimes shortened to just yoke carrier.

    Note, many more recent canti's use a different arrangement where the main cable runs past a linkage unit down to one arm, and a short double ended link cable goes to the other arm.

    All of the stuff is readily available at any LBS, or most of the internet suppliers.
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