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scissorhands
scissorhands
11 years ago

Look like original Avid Tri A-line brakes

seth samson
seth samson
11 years ago

Those look like a set of onza canti brakes.

Alan
Alan
11 years ago

Marinovative ?

adam
adam
11 years ago

looks like a paul stoplight mc

dicky
11 years ago

I’ve got a pair of red ones in my “box of shit I refuse to get ride of ever.”

Also in photo, stock Tri Dangle.

Chris S.
Chris S.
11 years ago

I was thinking onza’s but it seems to me that they only had the one brake post bolt, not two….. Could they be a set of Paul’s?

David
David
11 years ago

I’ll say Avid tri align III too

Spaught
Spaught
11 years ago

Avid Tri-Aligns, front wheel specifically (rear’s were a little shorter for better heal clearance). Best cantilever brakes I’ve ever ridden. Have a set on each of my cross bikes.

carl
11 years ago

Paul’s…..

Danny A.
11 years ago

Definitely an Avid Tri Align with the Tri Dangle and Kool Stop Eagle Claw pads

Bas
Bas
11 years ago

That are a set of Avid Tri Aling canti’s, had them on my bike for years!! Great brakes!!

will
will
11 years ago

Definitely Avid Tri-Aligns. The Tri-Dangle gives it away if the rest doesn’t… I still have some purple tri-dangles on my ‘cross bike.

Marc
Marc
11 years ago

Those brakes are sexy

Joey Steele
Joey Steele
11 years ago

Definitely Avid Tri-aligns. Notice how the spring adjustment is very similar to the current Avid Ultimate brakes. I had a pair of those years ago and loved them.

Chris
Chris
11 years ago

I think are Grafton’s.

Framex
Framex
11 years ago

Avid Tri Align with the Tri Dangle , I agree, the best canti ever made.
The only ones I was able to set up perfectly.

BK
BK
11 years ago

Yup. Avid Tri-Aligns. Now can I have them?

Pat
Pat
11 years ago

I still have a pair of these installed on my 1990 Merlin frame, which I converted to SS. Work nice with Mavic ceramic rims and a pair of blue ano Altek levers. Old skool goodness.

Gummee!
Gummee!
11 years ago

They’re NOT OnZa brakes. I have a bag of those in my ‘bin o stuff’ Some of em are even useable! IOW the pad holders haven’t cracked. VERY easy to set up.

Uberdave
Uberdave
11 years ago

Avid Tri Align, I once had a pair in purple

Steve M
Steve M
11 years ago

Those little tri-dangles sure started a big company.

ronny hörmann
ronny hörmann
11 years ago

this an old school canti-brake – named paul´s brake. cool …

Devian
11 years ago

old school short post Tri-Aligns

soes with buzz saws, porcupines, in the day Suntour MicroDrive, and Cook Bros eCranks

Chris 68
Chris 68
11 years ago

Of course, Avid Tri Align! So beautiful and easy do install!!
Graftons brake levers were blades with holes and onza did have the same design to rhe brake mount and brake pads.

Joel
Joel
11 years ago

Avid Tri Align! Better than V’s…

Frank Fiets
Frank Fiets
11 years ago

Avid Tri-align judiging by the length front brakes! There still running strong on my Attitude with Ultimate levers offcourse!

Doug
Doug
11 years ago

Avid Tri-To-Align. Ha.

Phillip
Phillip
11 years ago

Avid Tri Align with Tri Dangles

Coloradocyclist rider
Coloradocyclist rider
11 years ago

Pauls brakes….awesome goodness. These bad boys were some of the most expensive cantis around back in the day

Lancelotlink17
Lancelotlink17
11 years ago

Avid!!

Sprinting4Signs
11 years ago

They look like Gravity Research Pipe Dreams, or where they Rim Crushers? Avid Tri Dangle and some Kool Stop pads. I figure they are from around ’93.

matt
matt
11 years ago

Marin lites. From Marin Bicycles. Nice brakes!

kurti_sc
kurti_sc
11 years ago

@sprinting4signs – the Gravity Research Pipe Dreams were squared off on the top and seems to me, I recall they had 1 adjusting screw for the post and one for the pad, not two together like these. The PipeDreams were AWESOME. My bike with them on there was stolen several years back…that’s one of the things I do miss.

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