Hi all, I'm replacing the crappy dia-compe 986 brakes that came stock on my 93 C'dale t700. I'm throwing on an older pair of shimano canti-levers, until I can afford my v-brake update.
(the reason being, I hate the dia-compe adjustment, and one side ended up PUSHING against my rim, not away from it).
My issue is I think somewhere along the lines the front canti-studs were mushroomed slighty. I can't get the shimano brakes to fit over the ends. However the same pair works on the rear studs.
There doesn't seem to be a way to replace these. I've seen removable ones on my roomie's c'dale mtb, but those had wrench flats at the base.