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Old 10-13-10, 06:17 PM   #1
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No rear Canit spring mounts :(

Ok... here is a good one I recently got an IF cross frame in reasonable shape. When I went to look at it closer, I discovered that not only were the canti bosses missing, but the part for the spring mounts are one... Normally I thought the spring mounts were welded onto the frame?

The only options that I can see are getting the spring mounts welded on by a frame builder. I do not think that I can use another type of brake?

Any thoughts?
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Old 10-13-10, 08:01 PM   #2
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Buy some Paul's Neo Retro or touring canti's? They dont require the spring mount.
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They're often just bolted on with the canti tabs. You should be able to get some, but I'm not sure where. They just slide onto the canti post and then are screwed into the frame.
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Old 10-13-10, 10:50 PM   #4
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Buy some Paul's Neo Retro or touring canti's? They dont require the spring mount.
The new Avid Shorty Ultimates don't require the little spring mounting holes either.
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How do you like the avid ultimate? I got a fork with lots chatter and not real happy with my current mini v's or avid shortys
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I tried to find the spring tabs... but could not find any on the web when for canti bosses (which I have). I think I will look in the avid and paul options first. I have only ever used the spring tabs before.
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You will find the adjustment easier with the above mentioned brakes. You can really fine tune the spring tension.
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Emailed IF .... Kevin told me they use a special screw-in bosse..... they are going to send me a pair for free.....

But I think I am going to do a bit more research on the better brakes..... plus there is a bike swap here in phlia in a few weeks, so I will probably go and troll that.
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I think this thread answers my question from another thread. My fork came to me with bosses but no tabs. Avid ultimate it is then?
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How do you like the avid ultimate? I got a fork with lots chatter and not real happy with my current mini v's or avid shortys
I am very impressed with them. I had Avid Shortys and they were just awful. In fact, they scared the crap out of me on downhills. The Ultimates use Shimano/SRAM road bike pads are are far superior and my cross bike now stops about as well as my road bikes. Easy to install and set up too. I have not used Paul or other higher quality cantis but if they are better than these I would be extremely impressed. The Ultimates are sold as "front" (wide) and "rear" (narrow)items but you can convert one to the other easily so the front/rear designation really doesn't matter.
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Got the Bosses in from IF ...... they did the trick.... apparently a special order item.
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