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V brake canti
Can any one explain the difference between cantilever and v brake. are they interchangeable? are they the same?
Yes and no and no.

Yes, you can fit V-brakes on cantilever frame bosses, but you need V-brake levers with V-brake calipers and vice versa. V-brakes probably have the edge when it comes to stopping power and are much easier to set up. Cantilever brakes also stop pretty well, but it can be a bit of a fiddle to get them to work at their best without squealing.

Here's some more about brakes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_brake_systems
thank you,

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