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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:43 am 
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Do you want better brakes? If so, why not get a set of V-brakes, they knock cantis into a cocked hat, more stopping power and an absolute doddle to set up.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:01 am 
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xerxes wrote:
Do you want better brakes? If so, why not get a set of V-brakes, they knock cantis into a cocked hat, more stopping power and an absolute doddle to set up.


I just thought the stock tekro cantilevers could do with replacing they work well enough but think some lighter (and dare I say it shinier) ones would suit the build better.

And whilst I agree that V brakes would be a simpler and better option, I just don't like how they look, and wont suit the bike. I am sure if I get the new cantilevers set up properly they will do just fine.

Just coming from hydraulic brakes takes some getting used to :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:13 am 
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I just stumbled across this thread and if anyone had a set of Marin Lite or Dia Compe 987 cantis to sell then I'd be very much interested for my '95 Pine Mountain.

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:18 am 
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MonkeyPuzzle wrote:
I just stumbled across this thread and if anyone had a set of Marin Lite or Dia Compe 987 cantis to sell then I'd be very much interested for my '95 Pine Mountain.

Cheers!


Got any pictures ?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:25 am 
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widowmaker wrote:
Got any pictures ?


Of the bike? Unfortunately I'm camera-less at the mo.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:26 am 
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MonkeyPuzzle wrote:
widowmaker wrote:
Got any pictures ?


Of the bike? Unfortunately I'm camera-less at the mo.


No worries, just like the older Marin's that's all 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:32 am 
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Lovely bike, but seems to have acquired some not great kit over the years, so I'm trying to show it some XT/Dia Compe/Marin Lite love! I got impatient looking for M737 brake levers and so picked up some Dia Compe PC11s instead, only to find out that those were actually the stock levers for the '95! Happy accident or what?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:24 pm 
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I have a bunch of canti sets, not the Marin Lite ones but LX, DX and XT...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:54 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
I have a bunch of canti sets, not the Marin Lite ones but LX, DX and XT...


Are Marin lite any good ?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:00 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
wookiee wrote:
I have a bunch of canti sets, not the Marin Lite ones but LX, DX and XT...


Are Marin lite any good ?



They are as good as any other...bit of an arse to set up but no better or worse than DX or XT...


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