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Old 01-19-08, 02:21 PM   #1
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After Market V-Brake Posts

Hope someone can help here. Somewhere on the web I have seen after market V-brake posts, allowing you to install rear V-brakes when no posts exist (eg: bike is disc only). If anyone knows where these things can be ordered I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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Old 01-19-08, 02:33 PM   #2
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I think that I've seen them advertised on some BMX source but I can't remember where. It was actually an inverted U-shaped plate that bolted to a fork crown caliper brake mounting hole and extended down the fork legs with canty or linear-pull mounting studs.
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Thanks for the response Retro. The things I believe that I saw were simply clamps that were tightened on to each of the stays (I'm talking rear brakes here) with a "post" sticking up. Quite simple really - but hard to find!
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Thanks for the response Retro. The things I believe that I saw were simply clamps that were tightened on to each of the stays (I'm talking rear brakes here) with a "post" sticking up. Quite simple really - but hard to find!
Never seen anything like that and, if I did, I don't think that I'd trust them. If you put two fingers on the ends of typical canty studs and clamp the brake lever, you can feel them rotate outward as the seat stays twist under the brake load. I'd think anything that just clamped onto the seat stays would rotate outward and lose your brakeing power.
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Mark, I agree with RETRO , even if there was such a beast, I would not trust or use them. Assuming your bike is a steel/ cromo frame , I would contact any frame builder and buy a pair of the proper posts. They are readily available from any manufacturer. Check the net for any custom builder and I bet they would be willing to send out some. Rocky Mountain, Santa Cruz??
If you have an aluminum frame, I dont think welding on the stays is an option, You loose the strength.
Get more opinions on the aluminum frame and welding... just my thoughts.
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Thanks for the response Retro. The things I believe that I saw were simply clamps that were tightened on to each of the stays (I'm talking rear brakes here) with a "post" sticking up. Quite simple really - but hard to find!
Moots Mounts.

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/_bor...ots24Brake.JPG

They didn't work very well for the reasons given. They tended to rotate around the stays under braking forces. It's likely the reason they're no longer made.
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Moots Mounts work well, when combined with brake boosters to stop them moving.
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why are you changing the brake system? just curious.
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I hate disc brakes. I know they are "better", but I prefer the simplicity of V-brakes. The only reason I have the disc brakes is that my commuter was stolen, and the replacement model was only available with disc brakes.

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I hate disc brakes. I know they are "better", but I prefer the simplicity of V-brakes. The only reason I have the disc brakes is that my commuter was stolen, and the replacement model was only available with disc brakes.
Perhaps you could upgrade the disc brakes instead. Nothing wrong with good V-brakes, but just what is it about the discs you do not like?
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Just in case anyone looks for the answer in the future, I found what I was looking for - Big Cheese Dimension V-Brake Adaptors from AirBomb.

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Also, DNA provide a solution. Regards, Mark.
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