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Old 07-02-04, 04:48 PM   #1
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V Brakes: why dey called dat?

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

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Old 07-02-04, 04:51 PM   #2
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shorter than saying "linear pull cantilever brakes"?
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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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Old 07-02-04, 05:05 PM   #5
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shorter than saying "linear pull cantilever brakes"?



I thought cantilevers were a different kind of brakes?
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Old 07-02-04, 05:07 PM   #6
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Hmmm...to me it looks more like this [_]...
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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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Old 07-02-04, 05:31 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 07-02-04, 11:45 PM   #11
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"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:

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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:
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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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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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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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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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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