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    V-brake & Gyro

    I'm wondering can a Gyro be used for a V-brake?

    I know I'd have to go from 1 to 2 back to 1 cable, or mod a x type design at the brake.

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    My friend has a v brake with a gyro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    My friend has a v brake with a gyro.
    Can you take some pics & post them here please?

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    It would probably work better than a gyro/U brake combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    It would probably work better than a gyro/U brake combo.
    Nah the gyro and the U work better I set both up mine and his, I'll see if i can get pics it might be a few days because, I'm going to south Jersey to pull my boat out of the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    It would probably work better than a gyro/U brake combo.
    No, it does not. V-brakes require too much pull to work properly, although there are ways of getting around the problem.

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    Seems to me that if everything is adjusted properly, the V brake would work better. As long as there's no slack in the system. He's still wasting his time - he wants a gyro on the race frame.

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    Give it a rest. I ran a race frame for many years back in the day.

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    i would kill to get v-brake mounts on my new take ivy frame...

    so i could stop supper fast and do skids at the trails...haha

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    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=9496

    Does this mount below or on top?

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    What would you need that for?

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    obviously the viagra isnt doin the job...
    get it...its a "stiffener"

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    Yeah, I'm still waiting for the funny part.

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    i dont do "funny"

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    I'm not doing a gyro. I was just asking if it's possible. Geez!

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    You won't need a U brake stiffener with a V brake.

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    that was a v-brake stiffener

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    If that frame has flexy stays, why would you want to jump with it, or even race with it?

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    I just can't win with you guys, can I?

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    Does the honesty hurt?

    Seriously. That stiffener is for flexy stays. Does your frame flex under braking?

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    Don't even have it yet. It's a X-gift....

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    Alloy bars and HD wheels? 45x16 gearing? By the way, your frame won't flex at all, you can skip the stiffener.

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