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    Dyno GT for ever zerojett's Avatar
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    U-Brakes to V-Brakes

    I have a chrome, custom Dyno bmx. its all GT Dyno except for the frame... and i am looking for a place to buy something so that i can mount V-Brakes on my U-Brakes only frame/forks.

    any ideas? there is a bike shop in town that said they "fixed my brakes," but they still suck.

    oh, im new to the forums. whats up?

    umm... would a big time company like sport check keep an adaptor in stock?

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    You don't need v-brakes to get good braking power, just buy a better set of u-brakes and learn how to set them up properly. Good cables and pads is also a must.
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    is there a site that will teach me how to set them up correctly? i have a gyro attached as well... and i thought v-brakes would be the way to go, if possible. if i knew how to set up my brakes properly, i would. but, i am not that experienced. teach me possibly? find a link to a site?
    .zerojett.

    well... atleast i can trackstand good!

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    Take your bike to your local shop, buy a new brake and cables and then get them to show you how to set it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
    Take your bike to your local shop, buy a new brake and cables and then get them to show you how to set it up.
    Thats what i would have said.
    But you took the words out of my mouth.
    Do that.

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    You can't put V-brakes on U-brake bosses. The mounting point is different - U-brakes pivot above the brake pad (1st class lever), V-brakes pivot from below (2nd class lever).

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    Besides which, V brakes are overkill on a 20" wheel. Poor modulation.

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    Try disc brakes!!!!!! JK JK JK
    and to all the others Im wait for the guy to send me the pics.
    I'm switching to quads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    Try disc brakes!!!!!! JK JK JK
    and to all the others Im wait for the guy to send me the pics.
    Why don't you just admit that you never put disks on a bmx and accept the fact that you're a ******.
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    Oh man. Looks like I have some editing to do. Maybe you guys could clean up your own messes for me.

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    best idea ever.

    period. (!!!)

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    pun? clever.
    i giggled a bit.

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    Well, that was a chore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    "Thats cute"

    It seems like this thread or a new one is made every few months about disc brakes...

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    yeh as ussual i open my mouth about it to.
    I'm switching to quads.

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