bigjim wrote:I think we'll have to agree to disagree on the simplicity thing.
First. the cable threads through a cable hanger.
Then fasten to a yoke.
Another length of cable running through the yoke to the arms.
Depending on type you make need some cable outer on the main cable to secondry cable on yoke.
Each arm to be screwed into braze on.
Once connected to braze ons they will have to be individually balanced using tension screws.
Each pad has individual washers that have to be adjusted so pads lie correctly against the rim.
Ride the bike and then retune pad clearances and tensions in arms.
Connect cable by threading through adjuster and fasten to locking screw with pads close to rim.
Fine tune using adjuster,
Ride your bike.
Jobst Brandt wasn't a fan of Cantis.
I can replace the cartridge blocks on cantis (V type) in twenty minutes with no issues, allowing for full adjustment on each one, so it isn't a big deal. But yes, you are right, it is more involved than calipers and it was a good few years before I became efficient doing it. Maintaining cantis is not easy for a novice.