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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
I would agree that if I was restoring a bike to it's period glory I would keep the original brakes on, but this is a bike to ride with and not of any significant retro value.

I would like a couple of my bikes again -a GT Tequesta with U brake in that black and white zebra stripe (92 maybe??) and a Kona Kilauea, the grey one made from Tange Prestige. Now those I would want to restore with period parts.

By the way, how do I create a signature on my posts like most on here have done?


What I am saying is based on performance rather than period correctness. I suppose vs are mildly better than properly set up cantis but imo the difference for me is not worth the expense. Magura on the other hand are better and as a bonus the early ones would look very well on this bike. Don't think they would set you back any more than a decent set of modern vs with levers :wink:

You can edit your signature within you profile :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Just checking out my first ever thread ......

It kinda got a bit more expensive, didn't it??


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:25 pm 
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MiniNinjaRob wrote:
Just checking out my first ever thread ......

It kinda got a bit more expensive, didn't it??



it always does. this way madness begins!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:59 pm 
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chris667 wrote:
Nice find! And hello!

If you don't mind unsolicited advice, keep the cantis. They are just as good as V-brakes, only a bit more messing about to get working.


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Have you been drinking the canal water again ?.


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