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The recently purchased GT Xizang frame I have has the brake bosses mounted high on the rear triangle and my cantilever or v-brakes don't fit. What type brakes does this thing take?
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robriw3 said:
The recently purchased GT Xizang frame I have has the brake bosses mounted high on the rear triangle and my cantilever or v-brakes don't fit. What type brakes does this thing take?
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Yup...what Banks said.

Here ya go!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=27949&item=3693563694

That's a pretty good example...expect it to go for much more than the $24 start price.

What year Xizang? Older is my guess.
Furtado and Grewal's Xizangs didn't have U's...
 

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robriw3 said:
The recently purchased GT Xizang frame I have has the brake bosses mounted high on the rear triangle and my cantilever or v-brakes don't fit. What type brakes does this thing take?
Thanks.
Funny thing was, with my Xizang it had U- brake bosses rather than the regular canti / V mounting bosses but were in the regular position for canti/ Vs. I got some regular canti style studs made up with U-brake threads on them! (the U brake brake-boss uses a larger diameter thread + the part where the calliper fits on is shorter in overall length and thicker so you can't just slip on a canti/ V brake).

If you don't want to go the U-brake path, from memory you have 2 options*.
You can mount Magura rim brakes onto U-brake bosses by putting the mounting brackets on upside down to reach the rim, or there is an adaptor that screws into the U-brake holes and has brake studs in the correct position to run canti? Vs.

* I've never done either of these myself, but from memory my BMX friends used to talk about modifications to their bikes that had 990 U-brakes, this ment that they could run magura or V brakes on BMXs.

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I think MRC used to make a brake that fitted to U brake canti bosses & was a lot liter. if you could find 1 it would be a lot liter than a U brake. & hopefully a more realistic price ;)

try looking for a 91back issue MBA with a light weight project xizange, thats where I saw it :)

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scant said:
I think MRC used to make a brake that fitted to U brake canti bosses & was a lot liter. if you could find 1 it would be a lot liter than a U brake. & hopefully a more realistic price ;)

try looking for a 91back issue MBA with a light weight project xizange, thats where I saw it :)

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One showed up on ebay about a week back but has since ended. I'll post it for a reference. If your really interested I have a scan of a Bicycling magaizine article on the McMahon ti hardtail which shows and mentions the powerlink. I also used to own one. Here's a pic. A [email protected]#$% to set up but it did seem to work fairly well.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=27949&item=3692606391&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
 

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