Thread: Bianchi Volpe
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Old 08-30-14, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
@bradtx, maybe I had the wrong length yoke cable, or whatever it's called. I had to squeeze like hell to stop well. I have very strong hands, and thank God for them. I would not survived with those brakes and weaker hands. I'm thinking of shorting the yoke cable on the new brake for a little extra leverage. This one is adjustable, unlike the one on the Alivio.
This post had me thinking about my beater's brakes. They're the standard Alivio canti, but the yokes and straddle cables have been replaced with what looks like Dia Comp pieces. I tinkered with them a bit and improved braking considerably! Certainly a plus to not be required to find the correct length Shimano straddle cable. Braking may now be better than it's sister bike equipped with the Shimano straddle cables.

Thanks for the head's up.


PS More on topic, my daughter's Volpe has entered phase three of it's existence. It's now the mom with two toddlers sidewalk escort vehicle.

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