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    adding V-brakes to frame...

    hi all. I've got an old GT frame that I'm wanting to add V-brakes to. As you can see from the pic the threads that hold the v-brakes is hollow (unlike my last frame which stuck out like on front forks)...do I need some sort of mount to let me do this or would a longer screw work?




    any thoughts? thanks

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    TreadHead MtbVA's Avatar
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    I think you need some threaded studs in there. The bike shop should have some for a few $ ea.

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    You need the bosses that thread into the frame and provide the mountings for the brakes. Ask your LBS for a couple.

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    thanks, will go looking for some...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestnights
    thanks, will go looking for some...
    Take your frame with you when you go shopping for studs. There's more than one size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    Take your frame with you when you go shopping for studs. There's more than one size.
    aye i just found that out today...supposidly 8mm and 10mm, oh well live and learn

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