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Old 08-21-14, 01:00 PM
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I just replaced the front brake on my Volpe, with excellent results. The Shimano Alivio brakes have been sub-par for me. I'm now using a cantilever brake that appears to be from a mid-80's mountain bike. The arms are very big. I plan to put a similar brake in back, if the yoke cable fits around my rack struts.

I also swapped tires onto it. I now have 35mm Paselas. They fit just fine, even with my fenders. I'm looking forward to seeing how this changes the ride.
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