Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes: 1982 Bianchi Superleggera (restored with NOS campagnolo components), 1987 Bianchi Campione Del Mundo, 1995 Bianchi Denali (M900/950 XTR components, viscous cycles rigid fork, mavic ceramics), 1996 Specialized Hardrock (winter beater, 8 speed XT group
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R + R shimano XT v-brakes
I'm in the process of totally stripping and replacing most of the components on my Mtb. One of the few things I'm reusing are the XT V-brakes.
I'm in the process of taking them apart and it seems that the peices of the lower pivots that fit to the frame/fork can be disassembled, cleaned, and relubed. I'm a little puzzled with the upper pivot that the pads mount on. There is a set screw in the arm that holds a bushing in place but removal this does not allow the upper pivot to come apart.
Anyway, is there a way to take the upper pivot apart or will I have to be happy with just cleaning and lubing with a drop of oil?