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Old 09-09-15, 05:06 PM
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v brakes

One bike have V brakes. The rear brake is under the chainstays. I call v brakes maybe had other name. First time i see brake like that. The owner of the bike say this brakes even is working no stop the bike. I wonder if i can use regular v brakes under the chainstays any ideas?
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Old 09-09-15, 05:25 PM
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I doubt it will work.

Without seeing your bike I'd be willing to bet the brake under the chain stay is a U-brake. If that's the case, the mounting studs will be in the wrong place to install a linear pull (V-brake).
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I would have to see pics of the current setup.
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Like this U-brake ?

You need to follow the instructions to the letter to have them work correctly. They are very effective when properly set up and maintained.
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Just watch your knuckles while working on these brakes, those rings have sharp teeth. Also take care with chain lubing, it's easy to transfer lube to the pads. Andy.
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U brake. No big deal to work on.

Let's see this bike.

Adjusting Cantilever "U-Brake" Bicycle Brakes
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V brake won't work, U brake and roller brakes have different mounts than canti/ V brakes.

You see the U above, this is a roller:



Here's the difference in mounting them:





V brake/ Canti:


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Can you simplify your question? I'm having trouble sifting through all the data you've provided.
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Canti and V brake mounts are below the rim. Roller and U brake mounts are above the rim. It's that simple.
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I wonder if i can use regular v brakes under the chainstays any ideas?
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