What are my options? I can't get enough power out of my crappy rear cantilever brake on my crosscheck. Squeezing the lever as hard as possible I can't lock up the rear wheel. I've tried different pads(kool stops & Avnir sticky fingers), and so far no luck. The front are OK.
1. I'd love to upgrade it to a v-brake in the back but that would mean changing the main levers, interrupter levers, and front brake if I wanted them the same, right? Are there any v-type brakes that can be used with standard pull levers?
2. Better cantilever brakes? Are some substantially better than others? I've got some Tektro ones on there now.
3. Upgraded cables & housings? Keeping them lubed up seems to help. Obviously it is a cable issue because the front are fine using the same levers and brakes.
Any options I missed?
Here's what the setup looks like now.
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