I just realized on my old single speed I am running linear-pull levers with standard, old weinmann road brakes! The levers are tektro, which I assumed were regular-pull levers until I just noticed they are actually linear-pull...... We had a bunch at the shop after a big order, and I must have taken the wrong set.
Thing is, they stop terrific! Actually, it's some of the best braking on any of my bikes....great feel and power, which brings up a strange point: It's not supposed to be that way. I've read Sheldon's cantilever article, and every cantilever-geometry-related article out there.....so I'm well aware that these levers theoretically only pull half as hard, etc.
Anyone else had this experience, either accidentally or intentional? There's no way in hell I'm changing the set-up because it works so well. I'm not advocating that people do this, but damned if it doesn't work on this set-up.
I'd never even try doing the opposite, with v-brakes using standard levers.....