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Direct-pull Canti's that pull from the other direction? Right hand / front tire use
I just bought a singlespeed cyclocross bike for commuting and I'm planning on overhauling the brake system on it. It has Direct-pull v-brakes however I want the front brake to be operated by my right hand for reasons discussed in Sheldon Brown's article on the subject.
With the current setup, the left brake cable arches beautifully to the front brake noodle. Trying to do this the other way around will be awkward and will require a noodle with a larger angle so the cable can then arch the other way back into the right brake.
This process would be so much easier if the brakes pulled from the other way which I've yet to fine. This leads to my question, do direct pull brakes exist that pull from the other direction?
Last edited by Jay D; 07-03-11 at 06:50 PM.
Reason: Removed canti reference, these are linear pull v-brakes.