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    V Brakes: why dey called dat?

    Just curious...why are v brakes called v brakes?

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    shorter than saying "linear pull cantilever brakes"?
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Turn it upside down and look. Looks like a V...

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    kind of on the subject, why are road bikes rim brakes different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tFUnK
    shorter than saying "linear pull cantilever brakes"?



    I thought cantilevers were a different kind of brakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Turn it upside down and look. Looks like a V...
    Hmmm...to me it looks more like this [_]...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgowo
    kind of on the subject, why are road bikes rim brakes different?
    V brakes can apply more pressure to the rim than road bikes. Something you need in wet and muddy conditions.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    V-brake is a Shimano trademark that became a generic term

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    "V-brake is a Shimano trademark that became a generic term"

    Ding ding! We have a winner.
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    Road brakes, also known as caliper brakes, only attach to one point on the frame or fork and don't have as much stopping power as canitilever and V-brakes, although newer dual pivot caliper brakes stop almost as good as cantis. Caliper brakes are lighter and easier to adjust.

    Funny thing. Your cheap "mountian" bikes usually have a crappy stamped steel caliper brake.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDiamond
    "V-brake is a Shimano trademark that became a generic term"

    Ding ding! We have a winner.
    Do me a favor and use the reply link.

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    Why? I would think using quotation marks work the same as the reply feature. Unless you want credit for it. In which case he would just have to say:

    "Blah Blah Blah"~Raiyn

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoX Rider
    Why? I would think using quotation marks work the same as the reply feature. Unless you want credit for it. In which case he would just have to say:
    Why would he need to type the extra and do the coding when he can click the link and have all of it done with a box around it? Trust me things can get messy in the longer threads if you don't use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Why would he need to type the extra and do the coding when he can click the link and have all of it done with a box around it? Trust me things can get messy in the longer threads if you don't use it.

    I know what you mean. But you gotta give him credit. To many poeple don't even bother spell checking and/or putting the correct letters in words. At least he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoX Rider
    I know what you mean. But you gotta give him credit. To many poeple don't even bother spell checking and/or putting the correct letters in words. At least he did.
    I do that's why he got the nice "Do me a favor" instead of a "Hey Sparky"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    I do that's why he got the nice "Do me a favor" instead of a "Hey Sparky"



    When I was very young I named my pet frog I found in the stream outside my house Sparky...



    ...he died soon after.
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    Great story Jas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoX Rider
    I know what you mean. But you gotta give him credit. To many poeple don't even bother spell checking and/or putting the correct letters in words. At least he did.

    Hey thats me!

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    "Do me a favor and use the reply link."

    I was giving you credit for being right. I type rather fast, and copy and paste adding quotes is also pretty fast, and makes the thread look less cluttered then using the reply feature.

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