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Old 09-29-17, 01:31 PM
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V-brake drop levers & calipers

Tektro 520 linear pull levers
Avid Single Digit 5 brakes
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Old 09-29-17, 02:03 PM
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Would the levers work on calliper brakes?
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Originally Posted by BikeEveryday View Post
Would the levers work on calliper brakes?
No, you don't want to use these with calipers.
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Old 10-01-17, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by brian3069 View Post
No, you don't want to use these with calipers.
Thanks. Why would that be?
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Originally Posted by BikeEveryday View Post
Thanks. Why would that be?
Different types of brakes require different leverage. A lever that is not compatible will either not pull enough cable to make the brakes work, or will need excessive strength to pull.
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Different types of brakes require different leverage. A lever that is not compatible will either not pull enough cable to make the brakes work, or will need excessive strength to pull.
Okay thanks!
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I'll take these if the brake pads are still usable.

PM me with your paypal email address and I'll send over payment tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by BikeEveryday View Post
Would the levers work on calliper brakes?
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I use those levers with my dual pivots on two bikes and '80s Shimano OEM cantis. Best braking I have ever had.

I did it originally with some no-name levers I picked up used, not realizing they were V-brake,just liking the huge hoods for serious fix gear mountain climbing. Early on, I rode up, then down McKenzie Pass from Sisters, OR. On the way down I came into a blind corner very hot and realized it was both steeper and tighter than anything I had seen. Grabbed a handful! Bike slowed very fast with no lockup and both wheels feeling planted. Made the corner easily. I've been sold ever since. My Peter Mooney, with its V-brake levers and cantis, is the best stopping bike I have ever owned.

I have far better, more predictable braking on every bike I have removed the traditional levers (mostly modern era Tektros) with those Tektro V-brake levers pictured here.

One caveat. You need big, decently strong hands. If you brake largely from the hoods, you may feel you do not have enough power. If you ride like me and stick to the drops when it matters, my setups are wonderfu;l.

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Edit: Attn: Aubergine

I use those levers with my dual pivots on two bikes and '80s Shimano OEM cantis. Best braking I have ever had.

I did it originally with some no-name levers I picked up used, not realizing they were V-brake,just liking the huge hoods for serious fix gear mountain climbing. Early on, I rode up, then down McKenzie Pass from Sisters, OR. On the way down I came into a blind corner very hot and realized it was both steeper and tighter than anything I had seen. Grabbed a handful! Bike slowed very fast with no lockup and both wheels feeling planted. Made the corner easily. I've been sold ever since. My Peter Mooney, with its V-brake levers and cantis, is the best stopping bike I have ever owned.

I have far better, more predictable braking on every bike I have removed the traditional levers (mostly modern era Tektros) with those Tektro V-brake levers pictured here.

One caveat. You need big, decently strong hands. If you brake largely from the hoods, you may feel you do not have enough power. If you ride like me and stick to the drops when it matters, my setups are wonderfu;l.

Ben
Okay thanks
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