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Cantilever brakes: Special levers necessary?

Old 08-25-10, 12:21 PM
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Cantilever brakes: Special levers necessary?

I'm trying to setup a bike with cantis with a drop bar that has some older turkey levers on it (science experiment-free stuff, don't worry). Will this work or do I need new levers for cantis?
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Old 08-25-10, 12:33 PM
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Road levers work fine.
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You can use standard brake levers with most cantilevers. You can trade handle travel against braking force by adjusting the length of the straddle cable, just as on Mafac centerpulls.
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Excellent! Thanks guys.
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