greyingbeard wrote:Different brakes require different amounts of cable pull for them to work properly
How much cable to cross top brakes pull ? and what is their optimum brake capiler/canti/etc
Crosstops do not pull any cable, the cable passes freely through the body. They compress the outer which is why you get better results with Linear outer. As has been mentioned upthread, its possible to set them upto work almost any cable operated brake, I've got them on modern Campag Super Record DP's on one bike, HyRd discs on another and in the past i've used bikes with V's, cantis and SP brakes and brake levers from the matching carbon SR ergos, all manner of STi's to some decidedly old school Dia Compe with great success.
Provided there is no slack in the outer cable the levers will work well - i've fitted to not just my own but a good number of customer bikes over the years.