I have a 7 speed DX shifter-brake combo from 1993, and was wondering if these levers would work with V-brakes. The current brakes are DX cantis, which I thought were good, until I tried Avid Vees. From research here, I know that some Shimano levers have a V and C, or L and H setting, but these don't seem to have any adjustability. The shifters are rapid fire, and work great, so I don't really want to mess with them. The setup is on an aluminum bike, so I can't really go to 8/9 speed.
Hi svr, I just assumed by the age of the bike, that it wouldn't accommodate wider spacing. It's a 1993 Rocky Mountain Stratos, 7000 series aluminum. My other bikes (road and hybrid) are steel, so I've had no concerns about upgrading.
Thanks again for all the great insight. It's really too bad about the levers, I like the way the feel.