Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Senior Member gavtatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the original jersey
    My Bikes
    lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    V brake 26" to 700 conversion pad plates.

    i have'nt been entirely happy with the caliper brake on my new rear 700 wheel, yes, it looks sexy there, but does'nt work as well as i like.
    being upside down, back to front, the cable line not so good,
    and then i saw a pic of a V brake conversion plate, and thought, screw it, back to V brakes !
    so made up two plates, such a simple idea, whosever idea this was, a big thank you from me !
    three pics,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/5843198...n/photostream/

  2. #2
    Senior Member charly17201's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Tulsa
    My Bikes
    RANS Formula LE, Giant Escape 1
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the pic..... I've been thinking about going 700 for some time but the brake was always the problem. I was trying to figure out how to move the brake - not how to mod the brake.
    Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm.

    In response to bicycling being so dangerous: "We could all died today from any number of accidents. I'm not going to stop living to keep from dying." The Northern Tier by Lief Carlsen

  3. #3
    Senior Member gavtatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the original jersey
    My Bikes
    lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by charly17201 View Post
    Thanks for the pic..... I've been thinking about going 700 for some time but the brake was always the problem. I was trying to figure out how to move the brake - not how to mod the brake.
    for my homebuilt, i welded in a new brake bridge, but was'nt happy with the movement of the caliper brake.
    so back to V's, they work as well as they did with a 26", so happy days !

  4. #4
    Ric
    Ric is offline
    Strada, GTT2s, Hotmover Ric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gavtatu View Post
    for my homebuilt, i welded in a new brake bridge, but was'nt happy with the movement of the caliper brake.
    so back to V's, they work as well as they did with a 26", so happy days !
    Something to consider would be to use Pauls Motolite brakes. I used them on my Strada conversion 559 to the 700c and they can be mounted in the same place as the original brakes without rerouting cables. Also was used on the rear conversion on my Rans Formula.

    http://rrsc.forumotion.com/index.htm Recumbent Riders Social Club
    http://lawncare.forumsmotion.com/ Lawn And Landscape Forum
    http://cyclingdiscussion.forumotion.net/ Cycling Discussion Forum

  5. #5
    Senior Member gavtatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the original jersey
    My Bikes
    lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nice one !
    usually, if my scrapyard aint got it, i aint gettin' it !
    and mine cost me less than a dollar, lol !

  6. #6
    Senior Member Shimagnolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Zang's Spur, CO
    Posts
    6,361
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  7. #7
    Senior Member gavtatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the original jersey
    My Bikes
    lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yup, them too, either $25 or 25 from a quick scan on google !
    mine just cost me a few pennies for nuts 'n bolts !

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    boston, ma
    Posts
    2,821
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    did you swap to canti/short pull brake levers?

  9. #9
    Senior Member gavtatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the original jersey
    My Bikes
    lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    no !

  10. #10
    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saratoga, CA
    Posts
    11,495
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seems with the reduced leverage from re-positioning the pads, you would want to re-gain that leverage with short-pull levers.

  11. #11
    Senior Member gavtatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the original jersey
    My Bikes
    lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks, if i come across some at the scrapyard, i shall certainly look into changing, to see if it makes a difference.
    cant say i notice any at the moment tho ?

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    35
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i have'nt been entirely happy with the caliper brake on my new rear 700 wheel, yes, it looks sexy there, but does'nt work as well as i like.
    being upside down, back to front, the cable line not so good,
    and then i saw a pic of a V brake conversion plate, and thought, screw it, back to V brakes !
    so made up two plates, such a simple idea, whosever idea this was, a big thank you from me !
    three pics,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/5843198...n/photostream/[/QUOTE]

    20120121_143958.jpg[QUOTE=gavtatu;12253169]
    how did you make these plates? im working on turning a fuji hardtail mountain bike to a cyclocross bike and need adapters for my pull brakes to fit my 700c wheels!

  13. #13
    Senior Member gavtatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the original jersey
    My Bikes
    lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    20120121_143958.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by gavtatu View Post
    how did you make these plates? im working on turning a fuji hardtail mountain bike to a cyclocross bike and need adapters for my pull brakes to fit my 700c wheels!
    hi dugan, if you go forwards a few pics on my flickr set, you'll see the flat ali/alu bar i started with, just drilled and filed and cleaned up, then painted, really very simple !

  14. #14
    Senior Member BlazingPedals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Middle of da Mitten
    My Bikes
    Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
    Posts
    7,170
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree that the solution works, but also that it'll get much less leverage, and braking power than a stock set-up. For the cost of a bit of welding gas, you could knock the old canti posts off and reposition them; which seems like a much better solution than your kludge.

  15. #15
    tcs
    tcs is offline
    Palmer tcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Parts unknown
    Posts
    4,165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gavtatu View Post
    cant say i notice any at the moment tho ?
    Archimedes would suggest you've roughly halved your braking force.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

    "Every so often a bird gets up and flies some place it's drawn to. I don't suppose it could tell you why, but it does it anyway." Ian Hibell, 1934-2008

  16. #16
    Senior Member gavtatu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the original jersey
    My Bikes
    lowracer, highracer, moving bottom bracket, 2 tall bikesl
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol, urrrrr.......dunno, all i do know is it works for me !

    i'm technically minded enough to tinker and get it working, but not much mre !
    most of the parts come from the scrapyard, so gotta work with what i get.
    and i did'nt like the look (or price) of that mavic brake adjuster thing !

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •