cantilever

  1. Slioch

    Are Sora shifters compatible with cantilever brakes?

    I'm playing around in my head with making some changes to my touring bike, and would appreciate tapping into the profound wisdom of the peeps on here. My current setup is a triple chainring up front with 9 speed on the back, bar-end shifters and cantilever brakes. I'm thinking of getting Sora...
  2. KneesUp

    Cantilver Hangers

    I'm refitting some cantilver brakes which currently have yoke hangers like this: but I'm finding threading the main cable through the top is a total PITA because you have to trim the main cable exactly right in order for the yoke to clear it - in the image it looks like they do not touch...
  3. W

    Cantilever 700C frame/Cantilever brakes

    After a Cantilever 700C frame, just to use as a tourer/cross/commuter as I'd like something that can fit bigger tyres in to get offload a little more, as well as some cantilever brakes. Not too fussed if it's alloy or steel.
  4. Hugh Manatee

    Me Vs Cantilever Brakes Round...

    ...12. This is it! The decider to The Rumble in the Back Garden. The sun is out and the brakes and I are circling each other looking for the opening that will herald the knockout blow. I have a plan. I have found the original 1990 cable thing that Shimano did to replace the traditional...
  5. ChrisEyles

    Cantilever brakes not releasing

    I'm just putting the finishing touches to a very nice Dawes Galaxy I've been given, and the rear brakes were the last on the list to sort out. They clamp onto the rim fine, but won't fully release. If I give the cable a gentle pull the brakes will release fully, but the canti springs aren't up...
  6. Jenkins

    Cantilever Brakes - replacement

    I've had it with the cantilever brakes (Tektro Oryx apparently) on my Kona Jake CX. I've tried various pads and set them up toed in, toed out, flat contact and on various wheels but no matter what they screech horribly at even the lightest application at the front. The only thing left (until I...
  7. tyred

    Cantilever to V-brakes

    What are the pros and cons and what's good and what's not? I know nothing about V-Brakes as I don't generally work on bikes new enough to have them but I have been riding and old MTB a lot lately which I had re-configured with hub gears and hub dynamo. I'm happy enough with the bike, it's...
  8. D

    Supra2 Cantilever on Caliper brakes?

    Good evening all, I purchased two pairs of Koolstop Supra 2 brake pads to replace the wearing pads on my bike. Without realising they're not the Salmon ones, but black. I understand that whilst these will not offer the same wet weather performance, they should be fine right? Also, they are...
  9. RichardB

    V brakes vs cantilevers?

    I have an early 90s MTB which I spent a few enjoyable days on this summer, showing it some lurve. Everything clean as a new pin, rusty bits rubbed down and refinished, new wheel bearings, new brake and gear cables, better bars and bar ends, everything lubed and adjusted. I'm delighted with how...
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