Bracing for the opinion poll to slam my ideas - but I know these are pretty solid, as ideas go. I put a longer bolt and V-brake hardware on Weinmann 4-dot brake holders and added 15mm in back of the front center pull so I didn't have to remove the canti bosses for my 700C conversion. For the purists out there - I can get replacement canti studs for the front brake if the mood strikes to, for some reason (I can't imagine why), go back to 27" wheels. These are Weinmann 610 brakes, by the way, very similar to Dia-Compe 610.
Without the V-brake hardware, I'd have to swap out the set to longer reach center pull brakes since the rear pads wouldn't be low enough.
I also found that Mafac Racer center pulls would be a better option if I could control the toe-in without bending the brake arms. If the angle could be adjusted like most cantilevers, using those would be a no brainer. Perhaps the Mafac Tiger would be better?
Paul Components compares their "Racer" to the Mafac Racer, but it looks more like a Weinmann 610 to me, and they put on the V-Brake hardware just like I did. So I already have a Paul "Racer" brake set, even though the Mafac Racer is in some ways better designed.
However, the real problem is that I can't seem to find a modern brake pad holder with a 42mm length. Ideas, anyone?
OH YES! I posted about these awhile back. The unanimous argument was that these will brake off the canti studs. Anyway; she's on the road with centerpull brakes. I put the massive Axiom rear rack on and did some shopping last night. I'll have a new seat post this weekend as well. Lights are going on next. I am considering the rack which mounts to the brake for gadgets, cell phone stuff, etc.