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Old 11-07-02, 10:27 PM   #1
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V-Brake lever driving side pull brake: Will I die?

What are the drawbacks here? Can I use a V-brake lever to drive a side pull caliper brake?
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V-brake levers give you about half the leverage (and twice the cable travel) of non-V levers, so the brake will feel quite firm but you will have to apply about twice as much force to the brake lever as you would with the non-V levers.
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