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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cierrecart View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbat View Post
    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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