Hybrid Bicycles - puch vbrake
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i replaced the oem fork with a 700 hybrid fork and added the v brakes. the new fork is longer so the steering is slower but good for a road bike. there is also less transmitted vibs due to increased weight, softer material? now i need to find a solution for the rear brake. i can hack saw, wiz wheel, file and drill a horseshoe shaped bracket, but are there threaded studs available i could drill and tap the bracket for. i am thinking 1/4" aluminum to make the bracket with. anyone know where to get the threaded studs?
03-12-10, 09:42 AM
What's wrong with the rear brake? You're looking to replace it with a V as well?
What kind of brake is it right now? Centerpull caliper, sidepull single pivot, sidepull dual pivot?
If you have calipers now and want to go to canti/v's, you'll need to braze on canti mounts.
03-12-10, 09:59 AM
A PUCH-Hybrid conversion. I think I'm in love!! LOL!
More info is needed about your rear-brake wishes. Best of luck! Wow!
just the 1972 oem center pull on the rear right now. the v brake adapter plate from dans comp will not fit my application so i need to cobble together a home made adapter. all i need is to find a source for threaded studs and i am on my way.
03-12-10, 10:52 AM
Just get a decent dual pivot side pull. That will get rid of the whole sponginess that you get from center pulls. V Brakes are nice, I just don't see what all the trouble is for.
03-12-10, 10:59 AM
Honestly,I wouldn't mess with it. It looks like you were able to fit a full fender and decent width tires. You really don't need to upgrade the rear brake to a V,70% of your braking ability is in the front brake. If the rear sucks,I'd say swap the pads or upgrade to a nicer centerpull or long reach caliper. I don't think there's a bolt-on solution for adding canti/V studs,I think welding is the only way to add them.
i found the studs at jenson usa, now i just need to make the horseshoe,
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