Canti brake bosses missing - what do I need?

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And against expectations, there is adequate tension once the brake assembly is fitted to the frame. So all sorted without spending a cent.

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There's the tensioning screw!
Ha, I obviously know it was there, but the issue I had was when I dry-fitted the brake, I could not get enough tension for the brake to lift away from the rim. Once I'd fitted the brake to the frame snugly, adjusting the tension was easy.
 

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the sleeve shown in the Avid diagram different
I don't think your brakes are tri-align, they look like standard avid v brakes. On your diagram the spring is in front of the brake, in the picture it's behind, as per normal v brakes
 

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I don't think your brakes are tri-align, they look like standard avid v brakes. On your diagram the spring is in front of the brake, in the picture it's behind, as per normal v brakes
Correct, the brakes in my photo are Avid V brakes. These replace a set of TriAligns which I removed from the frame. I said this in my first post :).
 

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Tri-Aligns are perhaps misunderstood brakes. They take a little patience to set up, but are very effective stoppers. Also I think are affected by lever choice. V brakes are mechanically superior though, and are better suited to my current terrain. I'm hanging on to the older brakes for when I swap back.
 
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