I recently bought a Miyata 615 GT with cantilever brakes on it. They are the original brakes with ancient pads. The braking performance is poor compared to my last bike that had v-brakes. My local shop is building me a wheelset and they encouraged me to ditch them for some relatively cheap v-brakes for more stopping power. I ride in all weather and stopping distance is very important because my bike is my main means of transportation. However, I like the idea of preserving the mechanical operation and appearance of the bike (v-brakes require adding brake stop, leave empty braze-ons).
Is it ridiculous to think I can get great braking from a new set of cantilevers?
For example the Tektro CR720... http://www.tektro.com/_english/01_pr...e&sort=1&fid=2
What are your thoughts?
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