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It seems like you're confusing the clamp diameter with the grip area diameter. 26 mm is a standard road bike clamp diameter (i.e. where the handlebar attaches to the stemp) and 25.4 mm is a standard mountain bike clamp diameter. Your stem needs to match the clamp diameter. The clamp diameter and stem must match exactly. The grip area diameters need to ...


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Back when those were The Brake, the pad to use was the Scott Mathauser pad. The compound was soft, reminiscent of a pink pencil eraser. While no longer made, there are several brands that offer similar compound: Yokozuna and Kool-Stop come to mind. You will likely have to order pads to fit those calipers. It does appear as if Yokozuna actually still sells ...


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These are just old U-Brakes (installed at the chain stays as was cool for part of the late 80s). You just need to unbolt them from the studs (maybe hit it with some penetrating oil to help loosen it oFF the studs). Unfortunately due to the placement of the U brake , you're going to need to get another u brake since you won't be able to mount a normal brake ...


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After the discussion in the comments, I suspect that the rim is deformed. This can happen if you hit a pothole or kerb too hard, especially if the tires are not pumped up hard. If the rim is deformed then you may be able to see patches where the brakes have worn the rim more. It's the brakes grabbing on these that create the feedback you are feeling. ...


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Back brakes have long cables and when you apply the brake, the load causes a significant stretch in the cable. When you add the load due to corrosion, it is a wonder you have any stop at all. A good cable is critical, inspect and replace if necessary.


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iirc - the Arch Rival V-brakes are described as parallel because the brake block surfaces are always parallel to the rim braking surface at whatever distance from the rim. This in theory improves braking. Other than this - they function the same as a normal V-brake in that the arms act as levers to apply the brake blocks to the rim surface. Adjustment may ...



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