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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:54 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
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scant wrote:
I'd add avid ultimate V brake arms to that list for powerful brakes as well :)


Powerful price too!


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 Post subject: Vees or Canti's?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:56 pm 
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I run 185mm Juicy Carbons on my Cove Hand job, so any rim brakes are going to be a big retro grade step, although I used to run them on all my bikes way back. I was after originality really, what about Shimano 600 or DX V's as these were the first V brakes I believe?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:58 pm 
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Try to find in ebay some Paul v brake.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:06 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
scant wrote:
I'd add avid ultimate V brake arms to that list for powerful brakes as well :)


Powerful price too!


£40 F+R NOS pair last 1s I bought ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Vees or Canti's?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:07 pm 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
I run 185mm Juicy Carbons on my Cove Hand job, so any rim brakes are going to be a big retro grade step, although I used to run them on all my bikes way back. I was after originality really, what about Shimano 600 or DX V's as these were the first V brakes I believe?


I dont think disc brakes being waaay more powerful than Vs or cantis is under dispute :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:19 pm 
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I use the 98g pair of Steinbach V´s in my xc bike, and they are very powerfull and progressive.

Altought, i ´ve used Critical Racing, Onza HO and XTR canti´s and they here also powerfull enough for a cross country use. They are a bit more dificult to setup, but after doing it, great brakes as well...


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 Post subject: Canti's
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:12 pm 
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I am err' ing towards Canti's at the mo', probably anodised for a bit of bling, with a colour scheme. Thnanx for all the info, plenty to go on!


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