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    babylon by bike Standalone's Avatar
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    What brakes are these??? Rodriguez Elephants? I can't find anything about them...

    From the Setup Sticky:

    Quote Originally Posted by swc7916 View Post
    These are the cantilevers on my tandems. They are the best and easiest-to-adjust I have ever used.



    (This photo was taken when the bike was just built and the brakes were not adjusted yet.)
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    Yup, R&E, Bike shop, framebuilders. Seattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Yup, R&E, Bike shop, framebuilders. Seattle.
    Hmmm, there is a custom frame builder In Spokane called Just Elephant cycles. I wonder if R stayed in Seattle and E came here.
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    any links or is it a locals-only kind of deal?
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    They're actually called "Trillium Big Squeeze" brakes made by R&E Cycles in Seattle. Here's the direct link for the brakes: http://www.rodcycle.com/articles/bigsqueeze.html

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    it was rodriguez and erickson (sp?), they have since both left the Seattle shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddubal View Post
    They're actually called "Trillium Big Squeeze" brakes made by R&E Cycles in Seattle. Here's the direct link for the brakes: http://www.rodcycle.com/articles/bigsqueeze.html
    $125/ wheel is pretty cool for such a unique product. Thanks for the link!
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    Google 'OnZa HO' brakes. These aren't that different from them.

    I should know, I have a few pairs of HOs in the garage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gummee View Post
    Google 'OnZa HO' brakes. These aren't that different from them.

    I should know, I have a few pairs of HOs in the garage!

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    The R&E brakes seem to have a unique feature - the saddle cable passes over the top of the arm and is anchored at the pivot. Normal behavior of narrow angle cantis is to loose mechanical advantage as the brakes are pulled. THe cable attachment of the R&E is supposed to help maintain the mechanical advantage by using the saddle cable to pinch the arms together rather than just pulling them upward. No idea how effective this is...

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