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Scott Pedersen SE Self Energizing cantilever calipers, front & rear. Used. $80.00

Part# BR-200

These cantilever calipers are called "self energizing". The very act of braking creates ever greater pad force against the rim. To quote SunTour's (which licensed Pedersen's design) explanation of the design:

"Designed to enhance the rider's stopping power without expending more energy at the brake lever. ...Self Energizing brakes use the directional force of the rim to increase braking energy. As the [rear] pads contact the rim they are pulled forward toward the the seat stay; the brake's internal helical mechanism drives the pads on to the rim with greater force."

The calipers are front/rear specific. That is, there is a front pair and a rear pair. Care should be given to mounting them correctly.

Pedersen Cantilever calipers

The set includes extra mounting bolts of different sizes. They are equipped with Kool-Stop pads.

PEdersen Cantilever calipers

What one set looks like from the back.