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Old 07-02-15, 03:28 PM
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Old school question......1996 Proflex 756 brakes......

I tried over on the MTB forum....got crickets.....

I bought a Proflex 756...it was speced with Tektro 870 brakes. It has been upgraded with V brakes which is great, but I'd like to maybe put it back original. I cannot find any info on these brakes.

Does anyone know what these brakes were? Cantis? U brakes? A pic would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
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Hmmm, I had an 856 with hydraulic Magura's as OEM stuff. They were really pretty good brakes.

Doesn't answer your question, but it does bring back memories (of an ill handling beast that I loved).

If I had to guess I would say they were U brakes. Have you tried contacting Tektro?
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That didn't occur to me.......
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That didn't occur to me.......
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They were canti's, nothing special. The 756 was spec with an XT drivetrain in '96 right? you could put a set of 730 series canti's and be just as correct. They are plentiful on ebay and the retro mtb forums. as a bonus, the XT canti's are pretty great.
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I've got beau coup cantis....I just wondered if maybe it had U brakes.....thanks for the info....
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I believe U brake studs are a different diameter than canti studs.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
I believe U brake studs are a different diameter than canti studs.
Ahhhh......so if V brakes were the upgrade, then cantilever brakes were original.....that confirms it...thanks...
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