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Old 08-09-07, 09:21 PM
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Brakes for an old trek 520

I plan on converting an old 520 from 27 in to a 700 wheel. What would be the best brakes
to use to accomidate the smaller wheel? Do V brakes have enough adjustment capacity and are
they easier to adjust than canti's?
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Are you sure the existing brakes can't be adjusted to fit the new wheels? There's not a huge difference between 27 and 700 wheels, and most brakes will be able to handle the change.
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This is a frame without components. I can use any non disc styles.
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I converted a Trek 614 frame from 27" to 700 and found that standard (long) reach shimano brakes where just a bit too short. I filed the adjustment slots about 1/8" longer and they now work fine. An old Raleigh Supercourse made the change without any brake alterations at all. You won't know whether cantis or V-brakes will work until you test fit them. Just make sure the vendor has a return policy before you order, then experiment until you find something that works.
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Don't forget that if you're going to use v-brakes with road brake hoods, you need to get one of those travel agents or the special dia-compe hoods.
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