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Old 11-23-05, 01:41 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-23-05, 02:15 PM   #3
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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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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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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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If you want to live back then, go for it. We're just trying to bring you up to date with reality.
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Reality isn't all it's hyped up to be!
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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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