I'd never heard of Kaffenback until I saw this. Just when I thought I had enough projects to be going on with - aaagh! That's a lovely bike. I like the rear stay design, looks great.
So how are the brakes?
Rear monostay design seems Dekerf syle
The brakes are fine. I originally ran it with V-brakes and specialist drop bar V-brake levers by Tektro. This didn't work out too well (felt squidgy) so I swapped for regular cantilivers and standard drop bar levers. A bit more stopping power than regular road calipers. I'm glad they designed them for canti's cos I want to do some touring on it in Ireland, Scotland, Norway and Iceland in future years.
_________________MTB1995 GT Tequesta custom chocolate (winter XC and rugged touring)
, 1998 Sunn Notion
, 2012 On-One Scandal (XC Race)Road1987 Atala Corsa Columbus Aelle (winter bike)
, 1989 Scapin Atec Columbus Cromor (set up for time trial)
, 2012 Bob Jackson Olympus Reynolds 631 (summer best)
, 2012 Planet-X Kaffenback (cyclocross, 700c tourer)
Bring back the old channel 4 Tour de France theme tune!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0FchiH9NPs