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    Old Brake Levers to work with V Brakes

    I know this may be a silly question

    but before I go about putting them on

    I was wondering if a set of old old mtb brake lever - Shimano Exage that worked for the old fashioned cantilever brake system from 1991

    I need to replace a brake lever on my old mtb,
    The MTB has the V brakes,

    Would the old brake lever still work with the V Brakes?

    I just don't want to take everything off only to find they don't work properly

    thanks

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    CanadianBiker32, The pull ratio is different between cantis and linear pull brakes which requires levers to match either system, so no, not without adding something like a TravelAgent.

    Brad

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    V-brakes and Cantis use levers with different cable pulls and are not interchangable if you want them to work properly.

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