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Old 08-01-10, 10:25 AM   #1
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where to buy brake stays?

for cantilever brakes, the center part. where to buy these? I just checked everyone...
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A 'stay' is the cross bar in the frame, reinforcing between 2 tubes or blades, there is a seat stay,
it is what the brake is mounted to. it is part of the frame.
and there is a chain stay, it is close to the bottom bracket shell , ahead of the wheel.

So I don't know what you are asking.

between the cantilever brakes there is a cable that pulls both inward
when the cable is pulled Up.
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And that cable is called a straddle cable. And everyone has them.
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Be aware they come in different lengths.
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The crossing wire is the straddle or yoke wire, and comes either double ended in a variety of lengths, or single ended for brakes where one arm has a pinch bolt. The triangular piece that attaches to the main wire and supports the yoke is called a yoke cable carrier, sometimes shortened to just yoke carrier.

Note, many more recent canti's use a different arrangement where the main cable runs past a linkage unit down to one arm, and a short double ended link cable goes to the other arm.

All of the stuff is readily available at any LBS, or most of the internet suppliers.
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