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froggleg brakesblownpupil
Jul 29, 2002 4:48 PM
anyone use these? I'm thinking of trying them instead of avid shorty's. Any other suggestions for cool canti brakes?
re: froggleg brakesatpjunkie
Jul 29, 2002 6:38 PM
yea they rock and they don't squeal like the avids. The Shorty's are great brakes but see the posts below to how many people complain about the squeal (myself included) The froggleggs and/or the Pauls are the way to go
re: froggleg brakesflyweight
Jul 31, 2002 12:17 PM
Definitely more solid than the Avids. Only real downside is that like the Mafac they're copied from, they don't have independent pad height adjustment. It makes setting them up a bit more time consuming. They also don't have any means to toe in the pads. Neither of these issues has been a problem for me. I'm using them with salmon Kool Stop pads and they're great.
Frogleg Set-up?triangleforge
Aug 1, 2002 7:40 AM
Two quick questions -- as I'm still fussing with the set-up on my very similar Spookys, I'm looking for ideas.

1) about how high are you running the straddle cables on your Froglegs?

2) What sort of cable hanger are you using -- is it a fairly narrow one like the narrow Shimano hanger, wide like the Ringle Mojo or Shimano wide, or in between like the Avid Tri-dangle?

Frogleg Set-up?flyweight
Aug 1, 2002 2:38 PM
1) The front is about even with the top of the lower headset cup, the rear is about the same distance.
2) I'm using Avid hangers front and rear.

I used the same dimensions on my old Mafac Racers as well as my Paul Neo Retro brakes on the single speed bike.
Frogleg Set-up?atpjunkie
Aug 2, 2002 6:06 PM
agree on the headset cup distance. Running Avids as well. I think there are a couple aftermarket hangers Onza, Chill Pill etc... that work well as well.