As long as you're going to change parts anyway, try some aero routed brake levers along with Dale's suggestions. The aero levers usually give a bit more mechanical advantage.
Failing that, get a good set of Mafac centerpulls. Better stopping, and the loud squealing calipers tell everyone to get out of the way.
Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ
>To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: [CR]OK....one more about MAX., plus question on Sequoia
>Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 16:38:32 EDT
>In a message dated 10/17/2003 3:55:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
><< The nutted Suntour Superbe brakes are inadequate for the extremely steep
>road, & I need advice on better brakes. >>
>I would "hop up" those brakes before replacing them! Install freshly lubed,
>high quality lined housing, cut precisely to it's shortest smooth length, then
>add Matthauser or Kool Stop pads. That should do it!
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