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Old 09-15-12, 02:03 PM   #1
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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

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Old 09-15-12, 02:14 PM   #2
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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.

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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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