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Old 05-26-08, 09:56 AM   #1
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Fitted V Brakes, Do I Need Levers???

HAD REALLY CRAPOLLA CANTIS AND DITCHED EM FOR V BRAKES AND AFTER THE "BUTTER COATED RIM EFFECT" OF THE CANTIS THESE V'S BITE LIKE A DOBERMAN, BUT AND HERE IT COMES, THE LEVERS HIT THE BARS WITHOUT REALLY LOCKING THE BRAKES AND THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THIS IS TO WIND IN THE ADJUSTER, BUT THEN THE PADS RUB DURUING NORMAL RIDING. DO V LEVERS HAVE MORE TRAVEL OR HAVE I SET EM UP WRONG???
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Old 05-26-08, 09:58 AM   #2
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Linear pull brake levers have twice the cable pull of canty brake levers. They're what you need to solve your problem.
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Linear pull brake levers have twice the cable pull of canty brake levers. They're what you need to solve your problem.
That and a caps lock key
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Old 05-26-08, 09:39 PM   #5
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These actually work if you don't want t change levers. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...e.cfm?sku=2647 And you should be able to get them cheaper somewhere.

Ah. Here's one for 5 bucks cheaper. http://www.ultrarob.com/shop/product...vel-Agent.html And it's the Problem Solvers model I've used. I actually have one on my bike now (even though I'm currently running MTB levers with my V-brakes) just to boost the rear brake. By boosting the pull on the rear brake only, the lever feel is just as tight and immediate as the front, because the Travel Agent compensates for the extra slack inherent in all rear brakes due to the extra cable, housing and bends.

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You can get decent levers for a lot less than $40. These ones are only $12 for the set: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_id=5220
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sorry i forgot about caps lock, foolish child i am
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Old 05-28-08, 11:27 AM   #8
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You can get decent levers for a lot less than $40. These ones are only $12 for the set: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_id=5220
Well that depends. I can't tell if the OP is has MTB bars and levers, or if he's riding a road bike with drop bars and road levers, like a lot of touring bikes are set up with. If it's the former your quite right. But if it's the latter, the problem solvers will be cheaper than a set of V-brake specific road levers.

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