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Originally Posted by mumei
Thanks for the great information and advice.
I'm thinking about setting up this bike as a beater/commuter, so eventually I'll add fenders. With this in mind, do you think I should keep the cantilever brakes that are on them now, or should I just make the switch to v-brakes.
My experience is that most canti's will fit better in and around fenders.
Most V brakes have a tendency for the horizontal cable run (from brake arm to brake arm) interfere where it goes over the top of the fender. This is especially true when using the fat fenders ie. Planet Bike.
With all that in mind, Shimano and Tektro each have at least one V brake model that is specifically designed for fender clearance.
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