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Old 06-08-20, 01:59 PM
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Can V-brakes clear 2.4" tires?

I want to know in case I get into frame building.
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Old 06-08-20, 04:08 PM
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Magura Will , they are hydraulic rim brakes that fit on V bake posts..

explain ;
I want to know, in case I get into frame building.
Accidentally?





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Old 06-08-20, 05:07 PM
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I've run V-brakes with a 2.4" tire before. I don't know if it was a "true" 2.4 but it was many years ago so I can't verify it.

I currently have two bikes with two different knobby 2.35" tires and V-brakes work just fine with enough room to be safe.

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Magura Will , they are hydraulic rim brakes that fit on V bake posts..
Seriously, does anyone actually use these? You mention them nearly every time there is a brake question.
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Old 06-08-20, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post
I want to know in case I get into frame building.
Huh. You might want to consult other local frame builders. No shortage in the Montreal area
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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post
I want to know in case I get into frame building.
What the, huh? In case I get into it? That is such an odd statement. Are you interested in becoming a frame builder or do you believe in your love of bicycles you will just magically fall into frame building?

You could probably make linear pull brakes fit most anything. You may need to design some stuff but I bet you could make it work with really wide stuff.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
What the, huh? In case I get into it? That is such an odd statement. Are you interested in becoming a frame builder or do you believe in your love of bicycles you will just magically fall into frame building?

You could probably make linear pull brakes fit most anything. You may need to design some stuff but I bet you could make it work with really wide stuff.
It might sound like an odd statement to you but in the circus that is my brain, it takes me a while to make a decision. I just can't find the bike I'd want.
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Old 06-11-20, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post
It might sound like an odd statement to you but in the circus that is my brain, it takes me a while to make a decision. I just can't find the bike I'd want.
There are so many builders out there it is tough beyond tough. If I had my druthers and a bank account to match I would probably get one from each.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post




Seriously, does anyone actually use these? You mention them nearly every time there is a brake question.
A lot of them in Europe, (German precision die casting) reliable daily rider bikes ..
they've been in production for at least 25 years . The least fussy rim brake I've ever used.
12 years all I ever did was replace the snap in place brake pads, once I put them on. the V posts..




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If you do build that frame, you really should consider disc brakes. Depending on how long you procrastinate, you might find it tough to find v-brakes, or more importantly, v-brake compatible rims.

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If you do build that frame, you really should consider disc brakes. Depending on how long you procrastinate, you might find it tough to find v-brakes, or more importantly, v-brake compatible rims.
Nah, there are a ton of V-brake options and plenty of rim choices in nearly every size. No need to ruin a custom frame with an inferior type of brake type out of fear of components not being available (since they are available.)
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