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Old 06-15-09, 07:33 AM   #1
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Switching Santana front brake to Cantilever

Has anyone done this? Normally to switch from V-brake to cantilever I would expect to add in a cable hanger which slips onto the steerer tube (oops). Anyone know of a source of said cable hangers in 1 1/4"? Is there an alternative way of doing it?
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Old 06-15-09, 07:42 AM   #2
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You can get a rear canti cable hanger and hang it from faceplate bolts in your stem. Some pro cross racers do this.
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Sweet. I wouldn't have thought of that.
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Old 06-15-09, 10:54 AM   #4
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Might be a good idea to add a washer the same thickness as the hanger on the other facebolt to even the load on the handlebar.
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Old 06-15-09, 06:03 PM   #5
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Might be a good idea to add a washer the same thickness as the hanger on the other facebolt to even the load on the handlebar.
NO!

if the bracket is interfering with the faceplate clamping on the bars it shouldn't be there at all, otherwise the bracket/hanger will stop the faceplate from tightening properly on the bars
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Old 06-16-09, 07:03 AM   #6
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...Anyone know of a source of said cable hangers in 1 1/4"? ...
Hopefully you have already found a headtube cable hanger at your local shop but if not...
call or email Mark at www.precisiontandems.com - he has them listed in his online catalog at the end of the brake section.
I also imagine that Tandems Ltd has them in stock http://www.tandemsltd.com/ as well as Tandems East or Gear-to-Go Tandems.

Here's one currently on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Tektro-Bike-...QQcmdZViewItem

Here's one at ICYCYLES:
http://www.icyclesusa.com/catalog/1-...ble-hanger.htm

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