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Different brake types

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by gambatte, 24 Jun 2008.

  1. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    How much pull on Vs? (mm)
    comparatively:
    How much pull with centrepulls?

    Doing up a bike with centrepulls, levers a bit ratty and I've got some decent V levers.

    Compatible?
     
  2. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    I can remmebr when V-brakes first came out and they were incompatible with the centre puill levers - not enough pull - there was some gadget you can attach to the cable to alter the brake pull.

    you are going the oppositve (centre pull with V-lever) so presumably ytou will have hte oppostite problem - too much pull?

    try it, if it doesn;lt work, you can buy V-brakes really cheaply as disc brakes is what is in vogue.
     
  3. MartinC

    MartinC Über Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    V Brake Levers about 25mm or more of cable pull. Non V Brake 13-15mm. Centrepulls won't have much power if you use the V Brake levers.