Re: [CR]Re: Cantilever Brakes

Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

From: "Steven Willis" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Cantilever Brakes
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 08:50:38 -0800

It might be that the head tubes are more upright and change how the force is placed on the fork. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-9022

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Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 1:14 PM
Subject: [CR]Re: Cantilever Brakes

> I've been stymied to determine why some cantilever brakes and/or brake
> pads cause front forks to shudder sometimes violently and it doesn't seem
> to make a difference whether the forks are carbon, aluminum, steel or
> titanium.
> I've used cantilever brakes on some bikes since the 60's and I don't
> remember this being a problem then. It is hard to believe that it is a
> fork problem since the forks of that era where not especially strong. I
> suspect it is caused by the brakes and/or pads. In one case, I solved it
> by using a softer brake pad that were guaranteed not to squeal. The pads
> wear out quickly during the cross season but they never squeal (all
> right, almost never).
> I'm wondering whether some of the newer cantilever brakes are able to
> apply too much force. Even though the old Mafac cantilevers were better
> than their center pull brakes, they were no match for today's dual pivot
> brakes.
> Jim Cushing-murray
> Del Mar CA