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  1. #1
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    Brake Help

    I recently purchased a older like 1990 Nishiki Optima XRS. Its a cool bike, but the pads are 20 years old and hard as a rock. I have been looking for replacements online but cant seem to find the style that they are. they are cantilever brakes, but the pad has a inch or so stem on the back that slides into a little hole and clamps in with a nut. Is anyone familiar with what im talking about? can someone point me in the right direction for pads. I called a LBS and they told me 30-40 bucks a set. Thats half of what i paid for the bike. any info would be greatly appreciated. thanks

    heres a pic i took just to help

    Last edited by DirtRider86; 11-16-2009 at 06:18 PM.

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    Here you go.... . The second teir entitled "Cantilever Brake Pads & Cartridges is what you are looking for.

    I think I'd find another LBS though. $40 a set is pretty steep for a pair of simple cantilever pads like you are looking for.

    Good Dirt
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