Can I choose what type of link wire to use with my cantilever brakes?
I need to replace the "link wire" that connects my cantilever brakes together. Currently it's just a steel cable, nothing special. It has the quick release thing on the end so I can pull it onto and out of one side of the brakes. My brakes look similar to this.
It's an old schwinn impact mos, from the late 80s I believe. According to the internet, it has shimano 300 LX canty brakes. (According to my bike sitting outside they are dia compe XCM master brakes. )
My question is this, can I use any type of link wire? If you look on amazon there are "A" type and "B" type and "Z" type and then there are these things.
The A and B type look the same and look like this. My current one is literally just a steel cable, it doesn't have a solid side (right side) like the thing below has.
Do some work better than others?
Can I use any of them?
Last edited by corrado33; 11-24-14 at 01:19 PM.