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Old 01-17-2009, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: Brake Poll -- Because sometimes you have to stop the fun!

Originally Posted by Andyinchville1 View Post
Hi All,

With all the cold weather outside, I've been getting restless and trying to think up some possible new new products for our bikes (Motorized or not)....(Yes, I know I should be installing my Shifter Kit ;-))....

I was thinking, with all the emphasis on speed enhancing products, I would take a stab at the other side of the equation....Slow enhancing products....OK, simply know as better braking ;-)

With this in mind, I have an idea for a new product (and I know there are many out there that would love to stop better under both dry AND wet conditions).....So, to see which system I will try to upgrade first, I figured I would see what everybody has out there in terms of brakes....

I figure I will try to upgrade the most popular brakes first....

Thanks for your input!

I'm showing my ignorance here but maybe others besides me would benifit from a picture of each type you have listed. I know what coasters are and hub or drum brakes, and certainly discs, but I'm a little unclear on the others. I think I have what's called 'V' brakes but how do the differ from cantilever, center pull and side pull? I was checking brakes on new bikes at the bike shop last week and no two of them looked alike. They all seemed to be similar in operation but the designs varied a lot. Maybe just a good closeup of the three cable operated versions I mentioned above would clarify the differences. Thanks
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Last edited by 2door; 01-17-2009 at 02:18 PM. Reason: spelling
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