rear brake booster
We have a Burley Rock n Roll that we use strictly for road riding in an area that has a lot of long downhills, so I'm working on increasing my breaking power. We currently have Shimano Deore LX cantilevers with stock pads (no Koolstops yet).
I recently read an article suggesting the use of a brake booster (daVinci Small Stiffy)to prevent seat stay flex during brakeing with the rear brake to reduce the mushy feeling some steel frames exhibit. Any thoughts, or experience with these things? Other than possibly for tandems, boosters seem to be old school. All the local shop kids scratch their heads saying "We used to have some of those around." As far as the brakes go, I'm up in the air about changing to linear pull breaks. I may do that next, but will try Koolstop Salmon pads first, and maybe a drag break, maybe.