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HiTen stays. Should I upgrade my mtb?

Old 11-25-22, 11:46 AM
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V's and canti's mount at the same point, 990's mount different.
And 990 mounts are interchangeable between cam brakes ands u brakes.
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Old 11-25-22, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Soody
I would also upgrade the front arms while you're at it. The ones i like are the shimano medium profile ones (like below), from altus to xt for about 5 years all basically the same, just different finishes, always seem to work really well. It's hard to say why different arms are good or not aside from flex and play and some say the wide-profile ones are stronger but i haven't found that and i would put it down to 'magic' and recommend you find some of these out of a parts bin and clean them and put new pads on and you will get good braking.

I found these cantilevers in my parts bin. Better I assume?
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Old 11-25-22, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by kommisar
I found these cantilevers in my parts bin. Better I assume?
Perfect, but a bit harder to source brake pads. internet required, most LBS's only have garbage ones.
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Old 11-25-22, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
Perfect, but a bit harder to source brake pads. internet required, most LBS's only have garbage ones.
What do I search for to find to correct pads on this internet you speak of?
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Want another pair? tell you what, you can have a pair of each. see which you like better.

v brake next to cantilever. notice the pivot location and pad fixing location.
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Old 11-25-22, 04:13 PM
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What do I search for to find to correct pads on this internet you speak of?
these are pretty wonderful.
https://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Eag...4HO?th=1&psc=1
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Old 11-25-22, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by kommisar
I found these cantilevers in my parts bin. Better I assume?
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By all means. As for pads, they are available. The two shops where I worked had Avid or Jagwire in stock.
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Thanks everybody for the helpful suggestions. I will be putting new pads on the bike today and during the next major overhaul I will be switching in the cantilevers from my parts bin onto the bike. I will not pursue a better frame since it would not make much of a difference in ride or braking. It is hard enough to find a step through in a 21" size and a fully cromo frame is probably unobtainium at this point.
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Old 11-28-22, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by kommisar
Thanks everybody for the helpful suggestions. I will be putting new pads on the bike today and during the next major overhaul I will be switching in the cantilevers from my parts bin onto the bike. I will not pursue a better frame since it would not make much of a difference in ride or braking. It is hard enough to find a step through in a 21" size and a fully cromo frame is probably unobtainium at this point.

Update us on how it goes! We're all invested now. haha

And post to this board if you ever need help sourcing a larger step-through frame. 26" might be hard but there's a lot of folks here that love step through frames and probably could help you out with finding a mixte or other step-through. Here's a thread of good looking mixtes for your perusal https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ispreloading=1
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