Cantilever to V-brakes...what's involved

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Meek One, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Meek One

    Meek One New Member

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    My father has a beautiful old school Schwinn Series 90 PDG (purple-ish color MTB) that needs some TLC. First thing would be to upgrade brakes to V-style. Is this as simple as buying a pair of V Brake calipers? Thank you.

    Sorry, just noticed the Mountain Bike forum. Will repost there...
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Ya also need levers with the proper pull or a 'travel agent' adapter.
     
  3. Rideastrong

    Rideastrong New Member

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    buy some v-brakes, v-brake compatible levers, new cables and stick them on the bike. It isn't that hard.
     
  4. Meek One

    Meek One New Member

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    Got it. Thx.
     
  5. gclark8

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    Shimano EF-29 and EF-35 shifter/lever sets come in 7 and 8 speed rear with triple fronts. Tektro, Promax, Shimano, all make good cheap V brakes.
     
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