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    brake upgrade

    i have cantilever brakes on my schwinn, and i reall dislike them. Is there a kit that upgrades to a v-brake setup or a u-brake setup?

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    V-Brakes use cantilever posts.

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    V brakes will work on your existing posts, but U-brakes will not.

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    but i do not have any post's for brakes, i just have a hole in the frame and a bolt going through the brake system and into the frame

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    they sell a plate on the net. . if I remember right its to convert from canti to v's

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    -what you need is a 990 plate like the one in this link: http://www.albes.com/index.asp?PageA...ROD&ProdID=138
    -they also have a package with both the plate and the brake: http://www.albes.com/index.asp?PageA...ROD&ProdID=137
    "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own." - Matthew 6:34

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    wow thanks now i just need to save up money for that

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    here's a question, if i was to stay with the cantilever brakes i have right now. Is there anyway i could make them work better, because now i can push on the lever hard and itstill doesnt lock up the wheel so i can slow down fast

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    get really good shoes!! haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fukyoubeyatch
    get really good shoes!! haha.
    they're brand new!!!

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    hahahaha,this is hilarious

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    Dude, get what I have. Avid Single Digit Ultimate Black V Brakes

    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/COMPBRKLP/BR7020

    and if you want a sick set up get the lever I have!

    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking...KLEVMTN/BR7064

    Get on my level hoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMFBMX
    Dude, get what I have. Avid Single Digit Ultimate Black V Brakes

    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/COMPBRKLP/BR7020

    and if you want a sick set up get the lever I have!

    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking...KLEVMTN/BR7064

    Get on my level hoe.
    now if you could buy all that for me and ship it over here that would be great. Or just send the 100 somtin bucks over. Im on a very tight budget

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    Expand your budget. We cannot help you further. If your bike does not have brake bosses brazed onto the frame, your best option is to buy a bike that does. Any bike that does not come from Wal-Mart has these nowadays. A brake plate will only serve to add weight and complexity; there is so much flex inherent in the system that you're better off staying with your sidepull calipers.

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    The brakes are in the for sale part. No lever. But there for sale.


    Nevermind, do you have to be a like paying member to post in the for sale part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypersnazz
    Expand your budget. We cannot help you further. If your bike does not have brake bosses brazed onto the frame, your best option is to buy a bike that does. Any bike that does not come from Wal-Mart has these nowadays. A brake plate will only serve to add weight and complexity; there is so much flex inherent in the system that you're better off staying with your sidepull calipers.
    yes im saving up for a redline mx20, but for right now since im short line almost 200 bucks i need a good braking system, weight isnt a big factor since im not into major tricks yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi
    yes im saving up for a redline mx20, but for right now since im short line almost 200 bucks i need a good braking system, weight isnt a big factor since im not into major tricks yet
    Then keep what you have, save your money. Whatever you buy to jerry-rig your bike now will become useless if you buy a new bike. Money wasted.

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