What's This Part Called - Where The V Brakes Were

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by pbar, 2 Apr 2008.

  1. pbar

    pbar New Member

    Please bear with me, I'm after a couple of parts but don't know what they're called. I have a front disc brake, but the forks have the 'prongs' welded to it for attaching standard V brakes. As I have the disc brake, these prongs have a cap over them, except that one has fallen off and the other looks a bit decrepid. So, I was going to get a couple of new ones and slip them on. Does anyone know what they are please?
  2. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    V-brake bosses?
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I think it's a braze on, isn't it?

    Edit: Betty's is much better than mine though.
  4. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    you're either after some new canilever brake bosses (though I don't know why if you're using a disc brake) or some studs to fit to the bosses.
  5. OP

    pbar New Member

    Thanks for your replies.
    It's not those, no, it's like a slip on metal cover (like a small tube with one closed end) which slips over the 'prong' which sticks out of the forks which the V brake fits onto.
  6. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    sounds like those progs are the bosses the bakes pivot on and you have some caps to cover them up.

    unless you have steel rigid forks, the bosses screw in; they can eb very very tight to undo but should be possble.

    remove them and either leave hole as it is or plug it with either a gube screw (one size is M10 and other some imperial size) or a rubber bung.
  7. OP

    pbar New Member

    They appear to be welded in.
    Even if not, I doubt they could be removed by myself, as they are circular, so impossible to use a spanner, wrench or allen key.
    So, think I need to find these 'caps' to cover them.
  8. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

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