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    9 sp. Centaur & V's /

    I've a vintage '91 Fuji steel HT I want to re-purpose as a gravel/dirt road bike, swapping to a drop bar.

    I've a set of 9 spd. Centaur shifters (and rear derailer) I know will shift a triple as well as a Shimano cassette.

    Question is re-install the Travel Agents and use the Avid V brakes ? or use a set of XT Canti's I have.

    Any thoughts on which brake system would work best with these shifters.

    Thx in advance

    SB

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    I'd go cantis but the V brakes will work if you use something like that to change the travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I'd go cantis but the V brakes will work if you use something like that to change the travel.
    Thanks, I try the Cantiís. The Fuji frame has a nice steel noodle built in to the rear post cluster to route the canti cable. Itís a nice touch made useless if using Vís as I am now.

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    My thought is do you want the clean simple solution or better braking with more more.
    The Travel guide will give you way more power, but you'll have to play around once in a while with it's cabling when change out cables. And just another part to have issues with.
    The Canti's are simple, but they don't have the same type of oscillating feel.

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