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Cantis with longer caliper arms for 700c on MRB frame?

Old 10-28-05, 12:32 PM
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just finished the maiden voyage on those mavic adapters...picked up on this thread and found myself a pair. they work well and have clearance to spare while running 700x30 cx tires (could easily fit 32+ depending on the tread). next challenge is to set up the drop bars as i do not have any road shifters lying around (ergo or barend). thinking of running an old set of thumb shifters on top of the road bars, adding a travel-agent to each of the brakes so i can run road brake hoods, and calling it a day. any feedback on any of this? i can post photos if any interest.
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Old 10-28-05, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by burkeplus
just finished the maiden voyage on those mavic adapters...picked up on this thread and found myself a pair. they work well and have clearance to spare while running 700x30 cx tires (could easily fit 32+ depending on the tread). next challenge is to set up the drop bars as i do not have any road shifters lying around (ergo or barend). thinking of running an old set of thumb shifters on top of the road bars, adding a travel-agent to each of the brakes so i can run road brake hoods, and calling it a day. any feedback on any of this? i can post photos if any interest.
If you are running Canti's there is no need for the travel agent, the road levers pull enough cable. If you are running V-Brakes, bite the bullet and pick up some canti's, I got a pair of Shorty 4's for $20 or so on E-Bay so they are out there.

Do you have a link to or picture of the Mavic adapter?
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Old 10-29-05, 06:58 PM
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here's what they look like. LBS could probably track them down for you. put the drop bars on today and i actually lucked out by having a set of brake levers with internal springs so they seem to pull the v-brakes ok without travel agents.

thumb shifters should arrive this week, i think they should work ok. if not i will track down some barcons.

am going to leave my girvin front suspension fork on for now just to see if i like the way it runs. maybe do a cx race or two before the season is over...if it is too weird i may try a cx fork on the front end (with hopes that the extra rake and length will just about equal a 26" rigid fork that is suspension adjusted). hmmmmmm.
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Old 10-31-05, 09:44 AM
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Yeah, the adapters come from Mavic directly. Any LBS can get them if they can dial up Mavic, I'd imagine. I'm still waiting on the wheel rebuild to finish up, which should happen this week. Then I have to figure out how to get a double on a bike with a 73mm bottom bracket and find some drop bars. For a while I'll probably just stick with the flat bars that are on it and the triple setup it's got.
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Old 11-01-05, 03:17 PM
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I have Campy ergo levers with V brakes and have not problem with them without an adapter. I even have plenty of stopping power when pulling my daughter behind me on her trail a bike.

So it is $30 for each of the adapters? So to convert both front and rear wheel it is $60! Ouch, I will stick with my homemade adapters that cost me less than $5.
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Old 11-02-05, 10:37 AM
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That's retail, so unless you have a benevolent LBS like mine, that's the deal.
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