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canti bosses in different sizes?(4 posts)

canti bosses in different sizes?laffeaux
Oct 9, 2003 9:09 PM
I've always assumed that all cantilever brake bosses were the same size. However tonight I pulled the rear brake (Paul Neo Retro) off of my bike to replace it with a old Ritchey Logic brake from the early '90s. The Ritchey brake had been on an even earlier MTB. When I tried to put the Ritchey brake on, it didn't fit - the boss was wider than the hole. I tried the Paul brake on the bike that the Ritchey had come off of, and it went on with a lot of slop.

I had no idea there was different sizes of bosses. Is this common, or do I have an oddball set up on one of the bikes?
re: canti bosses in different sizes?Dan Cas
Oct 10, 2003 4:39 AM
Make sure that the sleeve for the Paul brake came off the boss.I've had them get stuck and they can be quite difficult to remove.

re: canti bosses in different sizes?laffeaux
Oct 10, 2003 9:47 AM
Ah, I'll check that.
Oct 11, 2003 3:36 AM
It was the sleeve from the Paul brakes. Thanks for the info!