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I've just got an old Santana 27" that I'd like to convert to 700c wheels. I can't adjust the cantilevers to work with the 700's and have been toying with the idea of changing the brakes. I have Mafac Competition center pulls and Raids if the Competitions won't reach, but am hesitant to remove the canti bosses to create the clearance needed for the Mafac's. Having never seen a tandem with anything other than cantilever brakes I question the feasibility of the change.

Is there anyone here that has any experience or knowledge of the use of center pull brakes on a tandem? I am running Raid's on a single and am quite happy with the control and braking force they produce, but don't have the experience with a tandem to know if they are compatible with a tandem and its added weight.

Thanks for any help.
 
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