Thanks in advance for your help! I have a stock 1996 Cannondale M500 which I just pulled out of the attic at my mother's house. Although covered in dust, the bike is in new condition. I cleaned and lubed it but I noticed I have a broken back brake caliper. By broken I mean the pad is missing and the part of the caliper that holds the pad post is missing the hardware to hold it in place. The original brakes are Shimano Alivio M-System Brakes. In searching for a replacement, I found that V-brakes are now the standard. What type of NEW calipers should I purchase? Will V-Brakes work on my Cannondale frame brake mounts? Is it still possible to purchase Alivio M-system brakes now that some 13 years have passed? I'll accept any working substitute but dont want to dump a boatload of cash either. Once again thanks for your help. Happy riding.
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