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Bikes: '14 Seven Axiom; '06 Leader Carbon road; '97 Canondale R4000; '12 Nashbar Touring (commuter)
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Brake dilemma campy levers with v brakes
I am building up a commuter bike from a Nashbar aluminum touring frame. Everything is built and I am ready to go, except that I can't stop, and its all down hill from my house :-) I am trying to mate Campagnolo 9 sp mirage shifters (~2002 era?) with V-brakes. Of course cable travel was an issue. I got the travel agents, but the campy brake cables appears to be to big to fit through the hole on the pully. Dereailluer cables work, but I think that would be a no-no. I am interested in hearing from any of you that experienced this and your solutions (or perhaps which long reach calipers have worked with this frame. For reference, I have 700x35 nokian studded tires on it which appear to be about the maximum in terms of clearance (with fenders). Any solution would have to include the campy levers.