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Old 05-19-09, 02:26 PM   #1
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f&r v brakes

i know when purchasing v brakes there is the designation for front and rear but what is the diffence?is it because the wheel travels in different directions , if i ran fronts on the rear what would happen -will shimano take away my birthday?
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Just make sure the pads are oriented in the right direction (probably the only difference) and the pipe has an appropriate angle.
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Differences are pad orientations and noodle angles.
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Are noodle angles different? I figured both would be standard 90 degrees.
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Mine were different when I bought F&R Avid v-brakes. They are also offered in a variety of angles from small parts places such a bikeparts.com and aebike.com. From my experience, the front takes 90 or more and the rear takes 90 or less - though I suppose that also may depend on bike frame sizes.
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OK, makes sense for cable routing.
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Yea, I figured it out when I put a too small angled noodle to the F v-brake and over time it snapped the housing due to the relatively extreme angles.
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My rear brake-cable is to the left (non-drive side) of the seatpost. So my rear v-brake has the noodle installed to the left on the brake. I could reverse it, but it would need to go over rear-derailleur cable and crowd the front on as well.
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