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Old 08-05-07, 11:56 PM   #1
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Brakes makin' me go, "huh?"

So I finally figured out that the old center pull MTB levers I was trying to put on some mustache bars would neither fit the bars without modification, nor do they pull the v-brakes I'm using enough to satisfy my concerns. What levers do I use?

Will these inline levers from Performance work?
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true



Obviously they will work with the bars okay, but will they pull v-brakes okay?
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Old 08-06-07, 12:36 AM   #2
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure those only work with cantilevers and road calipers.
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yeah... v brakes be funny. i'm racking my mind for an answer... but all the bikes i'm visualizing with v brakes have brifters.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure those only work with cantilevers and road calipers.
+1 Those levers don't work with Vbrakes
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Yeah, I kinda figured that. Oh well.....I think I'll just pick up a pair of mtb levers and take the carbide bur to them. I've done it before and it works fine. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
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use standard road levers and get a brake booster best solution for you situation
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You can use Travel Agents to make V-brakes compatible with road levers:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products

I bought a used CX bike that came with V-brakes and road levers but i ended up just swapping to cantilevers (Avid Shorty 4 brakes).
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Yeah, I kinda figured that. Oh well.....I think I'll just pick up a pair of mtb levers and take the carbide bur to them. I've done it before and it works fine. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
This is probably the best solution. Travel agents are something of a pain.
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You want Diacompe 287-V levers
They're the only road lever that works properly with V-brakes.

Or use travel agents.
or a different bar w/ MTB Vbrake levers
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This is probably the best solution. Travel agents are something of a pain.

It worked great. This


plus this:


= this:
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and they slid on just fine.


Thanks for all the help.
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