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Old 04-19-24, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by bboy314
Did I miss where rim brakes were actually disparaged in this thread??
I think there was a misunderstanding, where "if you're OK with rim brakes," or something like that, was misinterpreted as meaning "rim brakes are inferior." The intended meaning seems to have been "if you're not fixated on disc brakes . . . " At least that's how I read it.
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Originally Posted by bboy314
Did I miss where rim brakes were actually disparaged in this thread??
I dared to say that they were not all that bad and a dude went into a hissy fit because I was being off-point, irrelevant, gratuitous, and off-topic.

Personally, I don't like V brakes but that's exclusively on looks alone (not vintage enough). But they have better braking power than cantilever brakes, the longer arm can really lay down a lot of leverage.
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Originally Posted by abdon
I dared to say that they were not all that bad and a dude went into a hissy fit because I was being off-point, irrelevant, gratuitous, and off-topic.

Personally, I don't like V brakes but that's exclusively on looks alone (not vintage enough). But they have better braking power than cantilever brakes, the longer arm can really lay down a lot of leverage.
Is this what triggered your hissy fit?

"All I meant by my comment was that unless one specifically wants a disc brake touring bike, this is pretty much as good as it gets. (Most other components you can change.)"

If so, that reads as an endorsement of rim brakes, not a rejection of them.

Maybe you were referring to something else.
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