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Old 10-08-11, 07:01 AM
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The size of spacers you put between the brake arms and pads will determine this outward splay from the fork. As far as I know, a v-brake is a v-brake....other than the mini v-brake types. Since v-brakes have the same leverage through the brake arm's swing, the position of the brake pads doesn't matter like it does for standard cantilever brakes. If you want, just put the smaller spacers between the brake arms and brake pads and your brakes should not splay outward as much.

As long as your brake arms aren't banging into each other and your rubber boot isn't getting crushed too badly when the brake are applied, you can do this just fine

That the brakes "look strange" is a pretty stupid reason to do this IMO, but suit yourself.
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