Lots of potential arguments pending but the Shimano wide canti of old doesnt care what hanger you use, it just stops you safely and quickly with all the modulation you could possible want.
Until it gets wet...
The other problem is that they stick out a bit and can catch your heels on the rear.
br-m62, 732, mt60 etc
The next argument is that 'v-brakes' didnt appear until around 1995 for the '96 season so you appear to have a time machine - we want it!
I just use the standard Shimano/ Dia-comp 'hook' style as they haven't really failed me yet.
Damn, did I really ride that Stumpy with canti's for three years?
So it looks like there is no magic bullet when it comes to canti hangers. Definitely some nice looking ones though.
...The shimano disk-style hanger with the noodle and fixed length cable aren't as flexible in installation as other hanger types, but they have one distinct advantage: Safety. With any cable system that uses a cross-cable between the 2 caliper arms, the eventuality of a main brake cable breakage somewhere between the lever and hanger will cause the cross cable to fall onto the tire. This will lock the wheel and pitch the rider, 9 times outta 10.
Good point - I had this happen to a friend in University - two broken arms was the result.
They don't seem to want to return to the neutral position - not sure if its because of the funky cable protector sleeve or tension adjustment or ?
Sounds like they need more spring tension, and lubing the bosses might help.
My canti's only have an adjustment screw on the one side - so it seems that is more to balance the tension between sides. What I've read is that increasing tension requires you to put the spring in a different hole on the on the plate that sites along side the canti boss. Is that correct?
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