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Old 11-19-18, 08:12 PM
Reynolds 531
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Originally Posted by jonwvara View Post
Are there any currently manufactured cantilever brakes with straddle cables that are easily removed at both ends, like on the old Dia-Compe 980? My travel bike has a set of cheap Tektros that work fine, but it's annoying to undo an allen bolt to remove one end of the straddle cable when taking it apart, then have to readjust when it gets put back together.

I'd replace them with a set of 980s, but my understanding is that current cantilever posts are too widely spaced for that to work well. The frame in question is a Long Haul Trucker 26--not C&V, sorry, but everyone needs one modern-ish bike, right?
What about a different straddle hangar for your existing tektros, and jutst leave the straddle cable on there?
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