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comment Dealing with very juddery cantilever brakes
The arms are pretty long (from my limited experience). There's a good shot of them, and the high, standard cable stop here: youtube.com/watch?v=BIR8ogm185A
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comment Dealing with very juddery cantilever brakes
If I understand it correctly, the hanger reduces the distance between the stop and the straddle wire, so reducing the additonal braking load caused by the flexing, which should soften the effect. Odd that it's not fitted as standard...
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comment Dealing with very juddery cantilever brakes
That first answer on that Reddit post describes the problem perfectly; I'll edit part of it into my OP for future reference.
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comment Dealing with very juddery cantilever brakes
To be more specific, it's a roughly 8Hz shuddering, apparently caused by rapid flexing of the front forks (I don't understand the physics involved, here). I agree, in most circumstances, I'd be looking for a maintenance problem, but this is a brand new bike and I was the very first person to sit on it. Surely something fresh out of the shop isn't going to need this sort of attention, yet?
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