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Old 03-20-11, 10:26 PM
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OK, the way I read the OP is:

Has V-brakes. Wants to put sidepulls (road-style) on the bike AT THE WHEELS. Wants to know if the V-brake's LEVERS will work.

Since the sidepulls don't need as much cable pull to work, you will pretty much NEED to run the calipers loosely adjusted, away from the rims. Run them tight, and you will have almost no lever movement.

I have to ask why you want to downgrade your braking power, though.
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