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Question for Mike Tea(4 posts)

Question for Mike TeaSpoiler
Feb 8, 2004 10:05 AM
If you're the same Mike T. that posts in mtbr, you might be able to answer a question for me.
I just bought an old steel Gary Fisher Tassajara with XTR canti brakes. I'm a hopeless fiddler, so I can resist making immediate changes. I'm replacing all the cables and housings. I could use a traditional setup with a separate yoke and transverse cable, or I could use an integrated link cable. I know that Shimano link cables have a angle setup guide printed on them.
Other than this, are there any functional advantages to using one system over another?
Hello!Mike Tea
Feb 8, 2004 12:34 PM
Yeah that's me. I couldn't register my mtbr name here so I had to use a version of the same.

The separate yoke and cable gives much more adjustability. Canti brakes can develop great power if the mechanical advantage is right.

Here is a good place to go for the info. It's D8/Upie's site from mtbr -

http://206.75.155.18/kmr/brakesfaq.html
Thanks for the info.Spoiler
Feb 8, 2004 2:42 PM
Sheldon Brown has a similar article. I just got pair of TNT cables and carriers.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3659456146&category=27949
Yer welcome.Mike Tea
Feb 8, 2004 2:50 PM
Yes Sheldon does have the stuff too but I didn't remember at the time.

Hey nice hangers! That should be a nice setup.