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Old 06-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #20716
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Brakes on Surly

They are shit,Bad on the unloaded bike, Scary on the loaded one. It's the one thing bad about this bike. suggestions?

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Old 06-16-2011, 12:35 PM   #20717
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:58 PM   #20718
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That reminds me...I've got an old set of Magura hydraulic rim brakes....somewhere....I got them for a canti conversion thing I never did.

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:15 PM   #20719
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I'd like stay with canti's. I don't like V brakes. They stop well though. I was thinking the shimano's ( BR-R550) on the left or the Paul's touring on the right. The Paul's touring are spendy though about $ 90 each.

I'm also wondering would a better/ different pad help.




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Old 06-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #20720
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With the rise of trendy fixie groups out for late-night rides, I'm a little surprised this didn't happen sooner here and I'm glad it wasn't worse.

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Car slams into cyclists; one critically injured

Eleven bicyclists were injured, one critically, after a car drove into their group early Thursday morning near the border of Culver City and Los Angeles, officials said.

The 27-year-old driver of the car was arrested and investigators were looking into the possibility that she had been drinking, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...y-injured.html

The comments below the article looks like a CSM thread...
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:29 PM   #20721
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(Wish I had a tandem... got pics of yours?)

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:41 PM   #20722
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I'd like stay with canti's. I don't like V brakes. They stop well though. I was thinking the shimano's ( BR-R550) on the left or the Paul's touring on the right. The Paul's touring are spendy though about $ 90 each.

I'm also wondering would a better/ different pad help.




You could outlay a little more $$$ and convert the front fork/wheel to a disc. That would give you a huge boost in braking performance and confidence when descending. The rear would have to remain though unless you found a good welding shop to put some disc mounts on the stay.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:31 PM   #20723
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When I think of tires, I imagine huge automated factories that ka-chunka, ka-chunka tires out. Turns out to be wrong. Machines are used extensively, but a person assembles the tire by wrapping the strips of various materials together on a drum. Bicycle tires are Definitely made this way, and apparently, so are all tires.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:35 PM   #20724
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I'd like stay with canti's. I don't like V brakes. They stop well though. I was thinking the shimano's ( BR-R550) on the left or the Paul's touring on the right. The Paul's touring are spendy though about $ 90 each.

I'm also wondering would a better/ different pad help.




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Old 06-16-2011, 03:36 PM   #20725
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That reminds me...I've got an old set of Magura hydraulic rim brakes....somewhere....I got them for a canti conversion thing I never did.

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:05 PM   #20726
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Lol, that is what I was thinking.

A different canti is not going to be much more powerful.

Buy v-brake compatiable brake levers and put regular v-brakes on there.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:09 PM   #20727
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Lol, that is what I was thinking.

A different canti is not going to be much more powerful.

Buy v-brake compatiable brake levers and put regular v-brakes on there.
So what do you do with brifters? My wife put travel agents and V-brakes on her touring bike, seems work well enough. I don't know if the travel agents or mini-Vs are better.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:12 PM   #20728
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So what do you do with brifters? My wife put travel agents and V-brakes on her touring bike, seems work well enough. I don't know if the travel agents or mini-Vs are better.

A cross check does not have brifters. (edit: he did not specify what model it was, cross check or LHT, they both run bar end shifters).

If you have brifters then get the mini v-brakes. They will work fine without travel agents.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:05 PM   #20729
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I used travel agents with V-brakes because the canti's couldn't haul my 20 lb butt down from speed fast enough. The pretty much stayed un-adjusted for 3 or 4 years except when replacing the pads.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #20730
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[QUOTE=Gummee!;16182776]That's OK. Don't listen to me. I don't know what I'm talking about.

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Don't take it personnally Gummee, I don't care for them. I didn't say I wouldn't consider them.If other canti's aren't really any better. My mt bike canti's work great. I used it for lite touring. I really don't know much about them. The Wify's bike has them and work great.
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