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Old 10-08-11, 04:12 AM
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v-brakes for "road" bikes

I'm working on a 1990s vintage Trek 700 Multi-Track that I plan to use for cyclocross and training. It has 700c wheels and has a narrower fork and seat stays than the MTB hybrids I've built in the past. This has not been a problem but when I mounted a set of Deore v-brakes I noticed that they splay outwards significantly more than they did on the MTB frames. The brake bosses are about 1/2" closer together on the 700 frame. The brakes work fine, but IMHO look a bit strange.

Do they make v-brakes specifically for narrower "road" frames or is a v-brake a v-brake? I'll try to add a picture later today.
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