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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:03 am 

Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:17 am
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Was at my LBS and saw a yellow 1987 Schwinn High Sierra on the workstand and it seemed as if someone was doing a full service restoration on it. Noticed that these brakes were being unscrewed and I asked if I could have em and the mechanic just tossed em to me. Sick!

My question is can I use any short pull Deore MT60,/Dia-Compe style cantilever levers from this era? Or do I need Suntour specific levers? Heard these are a pain in the ass to dial in but I'll deal with that later....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:22 pm 
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Yeah your Deore XT/ MT60 or similar brake lever of the era will work with those.
They can be a little fiddly to set up if you've not done one before , no different to a U-brake really.
You'll need a frame with the brake bosses in the right place for a rollercam/U-brake though, canti brake bosses wont work.

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