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Xtracycle kit and v-brakes question

Old 02-13-13, 08:38 PM
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Xtracycle kit and v-brakes question

Hi everyone

I'm in the process of turning my 1993 Rockhopper into an Xtracycle. So far so good, I have the Free Radical frame attached to my 'hopper but the rear v-brakes are looking a little strange to me on the FR frame bosses. Can you take a look at the attached picture? Should I switch the washers around so that the thin washer is near the rim which would give me more room for the brake shoe? I can't figure out what else to do, it seems like the brake arms aren't upright like they should be. Thanks for your help.

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You forgot the attachment.
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so you can convert any bike to an xtracycle?
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Yes, try switching the washer as you suggest, but you'll need to re-adjust the spring tension on both sides, check for multiple holes to install the spring on the Xtracycle frame for adjustment. If you find that there's only one hole, install each arm, then turn the spring adjustment screws until each side is centered with decent tension. good luck.
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Thanks! the advice worked and I've got the brakes on correctly now
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Originally Posted by tpolley View Post
so you can convert any bike to an xtracycle?
Yes, almost any bike. https://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-bicyc...argo-kits.html

or: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...uilt-xtracycle
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