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U brakes to V brakes

Old 01-27-07, 12:44 AM
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U brakes to V brakes

I have a giant modem bike. I removed the front brakes and there are these two things sticking out from the old brakes and would like to know if I can can it to V brakes. I would also like to know if I could still use the gyros if I install a V brake to the front end. Also is there a way that I can change my rear U brakes to a new V brake in my rear ends. I heard that you need some kind of adapter but I can't find one.
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Old 01-27-07, 12:49 AM
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V brakes use a different type of mount, so I don't think they'll work. They need to be a different shape and in a little bit different place on the frame/fork.
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Old 01-27-07, 12:53 AM
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the front breaks are located in the right place. they do have the two mounting pieces. but maybe the size might be different. If it does work with the gyros still work. also is there any way at all that i can change the back brakes to v brakes
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It won't work. U brakes are put in a different position.
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And V Brake mounts have 3 spring holes
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