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Old October 16th, 2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Vanguard Lizard Series cantilever brakes

Found a set of these on Ebay and was wondering if anybody knew anything about them. They look a lot like Tri-Aligns or onza HO's, which both work pretty well, but I know a bunch of 90's cnc stuff was prone to cracking... plus $150 seems a bit high of a price for these. I've been looking for a cool set of canti's for a while now, and cant seem to find the right ones. I like how adjustable this stile of canti is, and was considering WTB's for a while, until a bunch of folks mentioned they're prone to coming unadjusted and cracking. Any suggestions would be welcome.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-NEW-VANG...item1e8163e711
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Old October 16th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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I would not at that price

there are a bunch of NOS WTB brakes on ebay that pose themselves as new,

I bought a pair and they suck. and they don't come with the right hardware or instructions

they have the same pads as the set you are referring to....

I always wonder if half this stuff is knockoff material made by LI CHI or someone - feeding into the retro/vintage frenzy nowadays
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Old October 16th, 2013, 4:18 PM   #3
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i would opt for xtr m900 any day of the week.. but that's me.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 4:36 PM   #4
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I used to have some M900's on my touring bike, and they worked pretty well. I was just interested in something a bit wilder looking.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 6:11 PM   #5
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I like old paul stoplights - a little difficult to set up but work well for me. pricey

grafton speed controllers, are cool, never tried them though
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Old October 16th, 2013, 6:38 PM   #6
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Agree with TVC, Paul brakes are great, IRD switchbacks which are a pain to setup but earn your love when you pull on that lever.
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