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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:48 am 
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they pre-date V's (as in the Shimano Linear pull brakes) therefore would have been sold, and designed to be used with Paul's Canti levers.

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they pre-date V's (as in the Shimano Linear pull brakes) therefore would have been sold, and designed to be used with Paul's Canti levers.

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CANTI.


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I've put a scan of the Crosstop 3 manual here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... ewsIndex=1

(I'll also post it in the archive/scans forum).

I think the picture in the original post might be the Mk1 Crosstop, although it's captioned "Crosstop 3" on Bikepro. I have a Crosstop 2 (I think); similar to the illustration in the manual, but lacking the third pin through the 'dealie'.

Sheldon Brown's site has a good description of cantilevers - angles, mechanical advantage and so on - it didn't help me understand the Crosstop though.

Anyway, the manual says to use (canti) Love Levers, but does also give tips for how to set up the brake using Shimano V levers. I was unsure, so went for Real levers, but so far it works fine using the canti rather than V slot.


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to answer the original question. for canti brake levers.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:12 pm 
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The Cover of August MBI 1993 has Alison Sydor using them with XTR canti levers


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