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Dia-Compe 981 - cantilever brake parts | by Stronglight
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Dia-Compe 981 - cantilever brake parts

Here is a brake unit disassembled. The bushing for the mounting post is bronze - not plastic like some are. Everything about these was designed with a practical purpose in mind. Even the unusual exposed spring was intended to assist setting up the brake pad to meet the rim accurately - as illustrated in the group of 4 numbered photos in this set.

 

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Taken on July 11, 2008