Thread: Bianchi Volpe
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Old 08-23-14, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
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.
What was wrong with the Alivio cantis? There have been a few on bikes here and they were fine and I still have a set on my primary touring bike.

Awhile back I overhauled my daughter's Volpe. New tubes, new 28 mm Continental Touring Plus tires, hubs and head set cleaned and re-greased. It's now in the "Mother with two toddlers." phase of it's life.

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