I am new to this forum, so I apologize if a similar thread already exists, though I couldn't find one. Anyway, I am building up a Soma Double cross frame and trying to decide which brakes to buy for it. I'm considering just going with a classic old pair of Mafac Canti Brakes. They seem to be the design everyone is still basing new models off of; I am just wondering about how the springs will have held up after so many decades. Does anyone know if I can get a new set of canti springs to use with the old Mafac brakes? Also, I am assuming they should work fine with STI lever or road brake levers, but I could be wrong and would love more info if am.
Newer models I am considering are: Frogglegs, Tektro cr720, or possibly Origin8 Proforce. Does anyone have any experience w/ these? Especially the Origin8's... they are generic but they do make some decent stuff. I'd love to buy a set of Paul's but they are just too pricy for me right now.
Thanks for any help!