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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have this 1993 GT Talera frame that was designed for cantilever brakes. But it is missing the braze on cable guide on the seat tube, that centres the brake cable.
Is there a source for the plastic ones that you can attach to the seat tube?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:39 pm 
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are you 100% sure it's for canti's and not a U-brake?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yeah, the brake bosses are positioned for canti's.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:03 pm 
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I think that frame should be a a ubrake and have a straddle that crosses the seat tube through a plastic collar (on the seat tube)... just looked in my flickr account by can't find the pick I'm looking for. see below

viewtopic.php?t=113756

or better still scroll down here to see the post by "BonelessChicken"

http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/showthread ... 480&page=3

do the brake bosses have have the holes for canti springs?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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When I put a 26" wheel on, the brake bosses are below the rim. U-brake bosses are above the rim.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:22 am 
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The cable stop is under the top tube inside the little triangle. A VERY long straddle cable ran from it, past the seat tube, then crossed and linked to the cantis. There would have been a plastic rubbing strip round the seat tube.

Let me know if you want a diagram, it's not easy to explain!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:57 am 
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^^as hamster put it http://images.search.conduit.com/ImageP ... rt=0&pos=2

should be able to get the housing from any good bike shop


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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It doesn't sound like it would have very good stopping power with that set-up.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:26 am 
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That's the factory set up and even though it's not a direct seatstay type it actually works quite well when set up right (as is the case with all canti brakes)
Another option is to run maguras, a popular choice with triple triangle and rts owners.


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