Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
U brakes used shorter cantilever pull levers, V type are long pull , so your potential setup
will use a lot more pad clearance to the rim., and that will absorb some of that longer cable pull .
Bear in mind as the brake pads wear on U brakes , the pad moves off the rim
towards the pivot... the pivot being above the rim that is into the tire sidewall ..
people ignore that, and the tire blows out .
because the brake pad wore out the tire sidewall, at the bead.