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Old 12-01-17, 11:21 AM
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What brakes are these?

I bought a vintage bike off Craigslist and it came with these calipers. I can't find any markings anywhere on them. Can anyone identify them?

Thanks for your help. I hope this is the right thread, I wasn't sure where to post this question.
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Old 12-01-17, 11:47 AM
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I believe they are Avid Tri-Align.

Avid Tri Align Cantilever Brakeset: Long/Short, Tri Dangle, Red, MINT - Bike Recyclery

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V type., but use plain post pads..
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V type., but use plain post pads..
These are classified as cantilevers, not V-brakes.
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Cantilevers not calipers. V brakes is correct too. Knowing the "vintage" bike these came off of might go a long way to figuring out what they are. Google for a catalog of that year and bike brand. Many times they specify the brake brand on the specs page or in the write up about that particular model.
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I split them up into the same categories as the classical mechanics of the basic lever as described in Greek 2000 + years ago ..

pivot is the fulcrum, pad is the work done, effort is the end, where the cable is attached, pulling around the pivot.

type 1: work_fulcrum_effort.. type 2: fulcrum_work_effort.. power is the relative length ratios.







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V-brakes mount to the same posts but the term V-brake commonly refers to what are also known as linear pull or direct pull brakes which are configured differently. The cable housing connects directly to the brake rather than using a cable stop and a straddle cable like the cantilevers that are pictured in the OP. Those are not V-brakes.

These are V-brakes:

https://www.google.com/search?q=v+br...iw=320&bih=492
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Old 12-01-17, 01:30 PM
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I think the OP was concerned about specific make and model and not so much general term for his brakes anyway…

First answer was correct:

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C....0.VPJnwcmRu7k
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I split them up into the same categories as the classical mechanics of the basic lever as described in Greek 2000 + years ago ..

pivot is the fulcrum, pad is the work done, effort is the end, where the cable is attached, pulling around the pivot.

type 1: work_fulcrum_effort.. type 2: fulcrum_work_effort.. power is the relative length ratios.






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Its very basic engineering, kids ... how Rome was built. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lever










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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Its very basic engineering, kids ... how Rome was built.
That may be so but it is a very strange way to answer the OP's question. In fact, the information in your post is just about completely irrelevant to this thread.
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Originally Posted by Moose View Post
I think the OP was concerned about specific make and model and not so much general term for his brakes anyway…

First answer was correct:
Yep, pretty sure they're Tri-Align brakes. I think a couple of other brands had similar brakes BITD, but Avids were the most common.
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just brand names and pictures is all you need..
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Originally Posted by Moose View Post
V-brakes mount to the same posts but the term V-brake commonly refers to what are also known as linear pull or direct pull brakes which are configured differently. The cable housing connects directly to the brake rather than using a cable stop and a straddle cable like the cantilevers that are pictured in the OP. Those are not V-brakes.

These are V-brakes:

https://www.google.com/search?q=v+br...iw=320&bih=492
and if you want V-brakes that look similar to the OP cantis, there's Paul Motolites.

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First answer is correct

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Thanks! That's what they are! I never would have found them by myself. By the way, they came off of a 1986 Raleigh Alyeska which was sold with Dia-compe 960 cantilevers.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
and if you want V-brakes that look similar to the OP cantis, there's Paul Motolites.
Avid apparently made a Tri Align V Brake as well...though the Pauls are much nicer.

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
just brand names and pictures is all you need..
Your input is very vague. Just what are you talking about here? Are you just trying to run up your post count?
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