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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:56 am 
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Is this a Sin? Building a frame brought from Brownpools (thx!) but using bits a pieces I already have... which includes a front Canti, but no hanger/suitable stem or headset (A-Head - not sure you can stick a canti mount in them). Would love to use canti's front and rear, but dont have a solution that doesn't involve money. I really want to make use of stuff I already have as I don't want to sell it, but can't afford to having it lie around doing nothing.


Have a V brake though :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:14 am 
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Got a purple version of this any use?
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/alloy-front- ... -prod7164/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:02 am 
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Really looking forward to seeing this as i was aching to open the box when it was at my house :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:12 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Velo-Orange-F ... 2ec6f04f22

you do get them for ahead if you really want it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:29 pm 
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I would go with one of the cable hanger options above.

If you go mixed Canti and V you will have to mix your brake levers as well unless you have one of the switchable levers.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:39 pm 
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I don't see why you couldn't use a canti hanger with an ahead set. Just thinking out loud, but you could drill a hole in the top of an ahead stem the diameter of outer bake cable. You could then line up and drill a smaller hole in the bottom to allow the inner cable through - voila, in-built cable hanger in a similar fashion to some o the earlier stems for canti brakes.

If you want, I have (at least I think I do) a set of m900 arms and also some earlier lx arms. Springs and backs are missing but maybe others could help make them a full set?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Refining my mod a bit, you could use a seller ferrule or one of the cable ends with the extended 'sheath' to help hold everything in line and stop the inner cable rubbing on the stem.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:45 pm 
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ishaw wrote:
I don't see why you couldn't use a canti hanger with an ahead set. Just thinking out loud, but you could drill a hole in the top of an ahead stem the diameter of outer bake cable. You could then line up and drill a smaller hole in the bottom to allow the inner cable through - voila, in-built cable hanger in a similar fashion to some o the earlier stems for canti brakes.

If you want, I have (at least I think I do) a set of m900 arms and also some earlier lx arms. Springs and backs are missing but maybe others could help make them a full set?


I still have a GT stem from BITD I did this self same mod on 8)

As for the OP I can heartily recommend the Tektro power hanger from SJS, as you can see from more than one of my builds 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:49 pm 
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poweredbypies wrote:
Got a purple version of this any use?
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/alloy-front- ... -prod7164/


Your link doesn't work, got another as I'm interested 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:05 am 
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Linky link works fine for me :? Any way a piccy is better than a link.

Oooooo purple
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