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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:40 am 
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Opinions, please...

Has anyone ever run 'frogleg' cantis on a mtn bike? I'm thinking of these...
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Froggleg-cyclocross- ... dZViewItem

If so, what kind of levers? Canti or V-brake?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:50 am 
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I think you ll have to run canti levers . cant see why it should not work .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:52 am 
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Think the Dynatech used to use froglegs on the team bikes BITD IIRC so as long as you've got heel clearance your fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:12 am 
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They're pretty much how all canti brakes were, such as these old XT brakes

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Low profile canti's became popular because
a) they look neater
b) the rider is less likely to catch their legs on them

I presume b) is less of an issue on cyclocross bikes as the canti mounts are further away from the BB than on an MTB.

To answer the original question - canti levers for canti brakes.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:18 am 
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I've just put a set of non lo-pro cantis on a MTB and they look lovely, really retro cool, work beautifully too. Go for it I say, but if you use V levers the power will be massive and harsh - over the bars everytime!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:16 am 
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retrobikeguy wrote:
Think the Dynatech used to use froglegs on the team bikes BITD IIRC so as long as you've got heel clearance your fine.


David Baker did, he used a 997 lever and a frogleg canti on the rear and XTR combined lever / shifter with XTR M-System brakes on the front.

His own words, "...controlled braking is done with the front, the rear just slows you down a bit..." and I also think it was a little nod to his cyclocross roots.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:45 pm 
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Cool everybody, thanks for the feedback.


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