I finally have my bridgestone MB-4 braking system replaced and dialed in. I stayed with the original cantilever brakes that came with the bike after a brief experimentation with v-brakes which I decided were not worth the cost or effort of trashing the parts on my bike already. Keith Bontrager agrees with me. I can’t believe how powerful my brakes are with new cables, new pads and the adjustments all set up the right way. Now I just need another week of vacation!