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Mr . Grumpy's Brakes(4 posts)

Mr . Grumpy's BrakesBogus
Jun 18, 2001 5:41 AM
Anyone used Mr. Grumpy's canti brakes for Cx? Any opinions? I'm thinking about getting a set.
re: Mr . Grumpy's Brakesclimbo
Jun 18, 2001 10:45 AM
yep, I use them. I love them, some people hate them. A bit tricky to get set up but once I did get them right, they have been great. I used them all last season, never had to adjust them, just let them grind away, the pads will probably still last me through this season. Adjustment is easy once they are on, you just loosen the one bolt and re-adjust them until you need new pads. They stop well enough for me without any fancy adjusters added.
re: Mr . Grumpy's Brakesrossmoss
Jun 18, 2001 3:09 PM
I agree with Climbo. They are great, just take a little getting used too. I'd buy them all over again if I was in need of a set of brakes.
re: Mr . Grumpy's Brakeslove/hate relationship
Jun 22, 2001 4:18 PM
I like mine but it took a while to figure out all the tricks for proper setup. I still can't set them up to feel good and still use the quick release, this seems like a flaw to me but they are very light and also work well so I consider it a trade off.

Were I to do it again, I would consider the empella frog legs first which have an identical design. www.cyclocrossworld.com and other places carry'em.