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Old 10-26-04, 02:56 PM
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V Brake Mount Things.......

ok, i went to my not-so-local LBS, and i got a brake set (yes, the crappy tektro v brake kit, but my friend just put together like a 300 dollar race bike and he used THOSE brakes, which work perfectly great) ne ways, after i got home i was going to put the brakes on when i noticed that the allen bolts werent long enought to go down into the actual brake mounts, then i noticed that like every frame i saw had 2 little poles sticking out of where the brakes go, and i was like, ok, thats what im missing! anyways, the question is: Firstly, what are they called? (i need to stop sounding stupid)
Secondly, where can i get them?


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Old 10-26-04, 03:48 PM
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v brake isnt that linear pull
i cant remember but for bmx i think your supposed to use U-Brakes
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Old 10-26-04, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by haro_rider09
v brake isnt that linear pull
Wrong. Linear pull = V-brake V-brake is Shimano's name for them.
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Old 10-26-04, 03:54 PM
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ok, either way...........
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Old 10-26-04, 04:46 PM
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I've seen lots of brakes on race bikes and walmart bikes... but anyways you probably need a v-brake mount, you can get them at www.danscomp.com. if I'm remembering right I think they cost even more than that brake kit though. lol
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I think I may have the brakes your talking about but mine work well I have been having some problems with them though becuase I just got a gyro. I'm not sure what anything specific is called. But I do know that V brakes can only be mounted on the top of the seat stay i havent seen them anywhere else. So if you told your LBS where your mounts were and they still sold you them I wouldnt go there again after I return them that is.
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1. Your are talking about brake posts. You will need an adaptor plate as all decent bikes are made with them.

2. Typically, people use U-Brakes on freestyle bikes and V-Brakes on racing bikes. I recommend U-Brakes over V-Brakes for most riders.

3. For brake plates you go to www.danscomp.com -> bike parts -> brake accessories and they have what you want. V-Brake plate = $25.00 - U-Brake plate = $10.00

U-Brake plates have a TON less flex than V-Brake plates.

As said above - your friends bike likely has the brake posts welded on and unless you know how to weld and have a TIG, it really isn't an option for you. Secondly, are you POSITIVE you got V-Brakes instead of Tektro U-Brakes. Is there a reason you just copied your friends bike instead of asking here before you bought?

"My friend has a Mustang and it goes really fast, so I got the same tires he has, but my car doesn't go fast... why?"

You see, it sounds really crazy when I say that, but the same is true of bikes. If your bike doesn't even HAVE V-Brake mounts, then odds are that it wasn't designed well enough to really work well even after you put them on.

Good luck though.
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Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
"My friend has a Mustang and it goes really fast, so I got the same tires he has, but my car doesn't go fast... why?"
Those tires will only go fast with 22" spinnuz.
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Old 10-27-04, 12:24 AM
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ok, yeah, i was talking about brake posts, and no i didnt copy him, im just cheap and bought them wayyyy before he even showed me his bike. so, anyways, im going to have to buy an adaptor plate? becuase all the other monocoque pictures i see have brake posts in them, and im like 100% sure i have the exact same bike, just without brake posts, and it is a racing bike, unless this one was designed to not use v brakes, not too sure why mine doesnt have the brake posts though... heres a couple of pics of them, and they either have brake posts or v brakes on anyways, so i dont see why mine doesnt?

there isnt any way i can just buy brake posts? or can i just use longer allen bolts? btw, my uncle has a welder (hes an automechanic) and does know how to use it.......
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All right, here is the deal. From what I am making out of this post, you own a Haro Monocoque, and you are missing your brake posts? It sounds like you got took. Anyways, the posts thread in to your frame, and then the brake bolts thread into the posts. Make sense? So I think that you need to get a hold of some new posts. Then you can mount up your brakes and ride happy!
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Here is the follow up - You have a Monocoque... Do you have any photos of the back end? Is there a spot for brake posts to screw into or mount on? What is the current brake setup of your bike? If it doesn't use V-Brakes - what does it use? The Monocoque is not designed to even allow other brakes than V-Brakes.

This is very important, as you may have a low-end Monocoque clone instead of the real deal - which would suck. Or, you have a place where those posts should go, but no posts, which means you will need to dig around and find some 990 posts that screw in. This MAY be available from Haro directly.

Do you have photos of YOUR bike you can post - especially the back end?
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Old 10-27-04, 03:51 PM
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ya, here they are....... and the holes are threaded, if that helps......
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Alright - go to, or call your local bike shop, or call danscomp or a few other places. You just need thread in posts. These aren't really easy to come by, but I've been wrong on that as well. You may have no problem finding them. It will take a little research, but once you find them, then they will screw into the mounts on your bike and you can put the V-Brakes right on.

It should be about 10 bucks or so for the posts... but no promises, bike shops like to gouge people on small stuff like that.
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i think you should just knock the ones that are on there off and get a brake plate. you just slap that on there and bolt it onto that little hole there, and bam its fixed.
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Originally Posted by bmxrdr88
i think you should just knock the ones that are on there off and get a brake plate. you just slap that on there and bolt it onto that little hole there, and bam its fixed.
What would the point be? That would weigh more, cost more, and take more time to setup.
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Old 10-27-04, 07:46 PM
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yea, kinda pointless... but thanks to everyone that took time to help me out.... ill hopefully find the thread in brake posts...... oh, and BMXTRIX, what were you talking about when you said "a monocoque clone".....
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Old 11-01-04, 07:50 PM
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probably meaning the same design with a little change to it
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Any bike that steals the look of another bike without the same quality would be a knockoff or a clone. It would look like the same bike and somebody may try to pass it off as the same high quality product, but it would not be and would be missing features like a place for V-Brakes.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT KNOCK OFF YOUR BRAKE MOUNTS!!!! Welded brake mounts are worlds better than brake plates. As in, ten times better. The flex from brake plates is enormous and hurts your braking significantly. Straight up, it takes you about twenty or thirty minutes on the phone or the web to find some brake posts - just get it taken care of and you will be stoked.
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Old 11-01-04, 09:52 PM
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okee.... ive been calling around at all the online bmx stores, and so far nobody has any........ i'll keep searching though......
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first off, dans doesn't have them. Secondly, I did find these which might be kind of helpful. They are TI, so they are pretty trick, but the price is right... check it out.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

I hope that works. If you don't want the extra two that comes with them, I will send you a money order for 10 bucks and you can send the other two to me. Sound fair? They would look sweet on my Morpheus!

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Old 11-02-04, 04:59 PM
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Today I got a call from Haro and they said that they'd be able to order some brake posts for me, but I had to go to a Haro dealer and they would cost between 19-22 dollars, but only for one pair (2 brake posts). I would do that except that the closest Haro Dealer is like an hour(if not more) away, so that's like my last resort.... I looked at that page, and I'm not 100% sure that it will work because he said that they are supposed to be used on top of the brake mounts that already come with the fork or frame (which I have none of) but I still see no reason why they wouldn't thread into the frame? If anyone has any objections on why those wouldn't work, speak now, or forever hold your peace... (is that how it goes?) oh yeah, check out this page as well, I think that those are actually supposed to thread into the frame........ https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

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both of those posts on those pages thread directly into the brake bosses on your frame. I would go for the ones that come with two pair. There is no reason why they shouldn't work. They are a universal thread size, so I am sure that Haro wouldn't stray from that. I personally would go for the ones online, since they are cheaper and they are Ti. I hope that helps.

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Old 11-04-04, 04:45 PM
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are you sure? because it said (on one of the questions) " Then I don't think this will work for you. These brake studs go on to the brake posts that come with regular MTB forks and frames." so, think it'll still work?
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Old 11-05-04, 10:10 PM
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anybody wanna answer?
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I think it will work, but email mikev@harobikes.com and see if he can provide you exact threading on that product so you know that they will thread in. Provide a URL for him to look at as well. Let him know BMXTRIX sent you his way so you may have a better chance of not being ignored.

He may be so kind as to ship another pair to you (do NOT expect that though). Also, Haro should have customer care that can tell you whether or not the part you are looking at will work.

I would expect that if your threads are the same as what is shown, then yes, it will work.
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