After discovering this site and having a brief intro to what's possible via the search function on this site and all the great builds, I need the opinion of the board and possible howto advice.
I have Machine Tech cantilever brakes on my 1994 Stumpjumper but I always wanted v-brakes back in the day when they came out. Now I'm guessing the Machine Tech items are kind of cool in a retro way, but I still always longed for some nice v-brakes.
Here's my intro thread with pics of my green 1994 Stumpjumper:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=
Question 1: Keep what I have or convert to period-correct V-brakes?
Question 2: If you answered convert on #1, my preference is to locate appropriate late-90's vintage Shimano XTR v-brakes, and convert the whole thing (brake levers, shifter pods, and brakes). I would probably leave the XT derailers alone.
Based on this site:
I think I need the BR-M950 brakes (correct me if I'm wrong please) but I'm not sure I understand the differences within a group. For example XT shifter/brake levers have different numbers within that category, what do the numbers mean?
The use will be occasional trail riding as I still give my '94 a decent workout at times, and hopefully more as my son (6 years old) is able to go on more rides with me with his 20" Scott Scale Jr bike.