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Old 05-19-15, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I didn't have that problem playing with the Tektro 720s on my 620. I don't recall the pads being too far back in the holders. Then again, I wasn't, and I'm not the best mechanic.
Do you have some pictures? What year is the trek 620? Are you running 27 inch wheels? I'd love to get some modern cantis to work on my trek 720. The modolos I'm using are actually very good but they have a weird transverse cable which I had to cobble together.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I didn't have that problem playing with the Tektro 720s on my 620. I don't recall the pads being too far back in the holders. Then again, I wasn't, and I'm not the best mechanic.
I think it really varies bike to bike in this era of touring bikes, as there wasn't a single specificied width that all makers spaced their canti posts at. I tried to mount Tektro 720s on my Centurion Pro Tour. By moving spacers around, swapping in thinline pads I almost got it to work but ultimately had no space if the wheel went out of true and had poor lever feel.
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Originally Posted by jmeb View Post
I think it really varies bike to bike in this era of touring bikes, as there wasn't a single specificied width that all makers spaced their canti posts at. I tried to mount Tektro 720s on my Centurion Pro Tour. By moving spacers around, swapping in thinline pads I almost got it to work but ultimately had no space if the wheel went out of true and had poor lever feel.
I couldn't get tektro 720s to work on my '93 B'stone XO-2. they worked in the rear but not the front. It has a fork crown and the cantis are clearly not as far apart as has become the norm. I ended up using a pair of suntour xc pro cantilevers I had in my parts box. My 1988 stumpjumper with a unicrown fork has no problem with modern cantilevers.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
The modolos I'm using are actually very good but they have a weird transverse cable which I had to cobble together.
If I may offer a suggestion...if you otherwise like the modolos, perhaps you can avoid the headache of setting up new brakes by simply replacing your yokes/hangers with these: Tektro Alloy Brake Cable Triangle w/Cable Black

I ordered 2 of these a month or so ago, and they really improved my old cantis performance. Just a thought. Dirt cheap if you think it might be worth a try. I have found that the black art of configuring modern cantis to perform well on vintage frames is not to be taken lightly.
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Originally Posted by simmonsgc View Post
If I may offer a suggestion...if you otherwise like the modolos, perhaps you can avoid the headache of setting up new brakes by simply replacing your yokes/hangers with these: Tektro Alloy Brake Cable Triangle w/Cable Black

I ordered 2 of these a month or so ago, and they really improved my old cantis performance. Just a thought. Dirt cheap if you think it might be worth a try. I have found that the black art of configuring modern cantis to perform well on vintage frames is not to be taken lightly.
These are very good but they won't work on these old modolo cantilevers. They use a different transverse cable than any other design I have seen. They work great and they fit narrow posts. Heck they even work with 700c wheels even though my bike was designed for 27 inch wheels.

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How about a wildly overpriced Volkscycle? It is a great little slice of history; back to those days of American bike boom cycle touring.

Volkscycle MarkXX &Panniers

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
These are very good but they won't work on these old modolo cantilevers.
Man, I love those. I'd cobble something for those, too, just for the cool factor. Sorry about the useless suggestion. Maybe it'll help someone else perusing the thread in the future.
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I guess I don't specifically need a frame with a threaded steerer
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a bit goofy looking, but whatever.
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I guess I don't specifically need a frame with a threaded steerer
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Hey an outside of the usual suspects suggestion for a tourer is a '90 or '91 Trek 750/790 variant. These have almost identical (I think when I figured it out, it was with 1mm of chain stay length) geometry as the 520 models. Sometime between there and '95 the geometry changed to a more traditional hybrid style. Don't know about earlier years than that.

These have a ton of tire clearance, I have 700c x 40c tire on mine right now with plenty of room to spare.

Below is not mine but could be a inspiration for you.

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Do you have some pictures? What year is the trek 620? Are you running 27 inch wheels? I'd love to get some modern cantis to work on my trek 720. The modolos I'm using are actually very good but they have a weird transverse cable which I had to cobble together.
The 620 was the 85- running Mavic "27x 1 1/4 Made in France" with the label like this:




The Tektros I had were the silver CR720s- I ended up keeping the BR-MC-70 XT brakes and the Tektros went on to Junior's aluminum Trek hybrid.
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Didn't see mentioned the Miyata Six Ten, Univega Specialissima or the Lotus Odyssey.
See post #27
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