Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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I have a later Cannondale and V Brake were fitted as standard- They are a big improvement over Cantilevers but the downside is increased Rim wear. This can be made worse by using a hard Brake block so Stay away from Standard Shimano Blocks unless you are prepared to re-rim the wheels every few years- I found that Coolstop blocks- which are softer are kinder on the rims- helped to ease rim wear. I would also prefer to fit the Complete Brake Blocks that have the friction material bonded to the Backing. I have had incidents where I have lost a block on the replacable block type- and that was on a solo.
I no longer have brake or rim wear problems now as I have fitted Disc brakes -- but this is not a cheap option.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.