various brake advice for Backwoods
As it says above I am trying to decide on some brakes for a older Gt Backwoods frame. I have cantis on right now and they do work but it seems to be nearly impossible to eliminate the squealing. I also have new deore wheels with disc ready hubs but due to the age of the bike, it is missing a bracket, or hanger (nomeclature escapes me) to attatch the caliper to the rear. I suppose this leaves me with v-brakes. The possible problem here is the routing of the cable liner/cable. It must pass through two rather odd shaped small holders on it's way to the rear of the bike. New liner does not fit. I was forced to reuse the original liner in that area. I have thought about a disc in front and v or canti in the rear but am unsure if this is the best route to take. The bike ios used to ride trails, all sorts but never used in the street. can anyone help with the best possible brake set up for this bike? I should also mention I have re adjusted the brakes until I wanted to melt the bike with a blow torch in order to alleviate the squealing, no luck, also the amount of force to activate the breaking seems to me to be excessive given the results. Thanks.