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Old 01-17-2009, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Brake Poll -- Because sometimes you have to stop the fun!

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
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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