Reverse brake lever for v-brakes?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Mike S., Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Mike S.

    Mike S. Guest

    Anyone seen reverse levers that pull enough cable for direct-pull
    linear brakes aka v-brakes.

    They might look something like these :
    http://parts.spicercycles.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=37&SKU=BR3300

    The only reverse levers I know of can handle cantilevers and calipers
    but not vees - am I out of luck?

    Thanks.

    Mike S.
     
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  2. In article <[email protected]>, Mike
    S. ([email protected]) wrote:
    > Anyone seen reverse levers that pull enough cable for direct-pull
    > linear brakes aka v-brakes.
    >
    > They might look something like these :
    > http://parts.spicercycles.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=37&SKU=BR3300
    >
    > The only reverse levers I know of can handle cantilevers and calipers
    > but not vees - am I out of luck?


    Could you not combine those levers with a Travel Agent?

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  3. amakyonin

    amakyonin Guest

    It's not clear what your intent is here. If you are trying to install
    aerobar levers into a straight MTB bar you may be out of luck trying to
    make them fit. It would also be a bit risky since the levers could snag
    vines and branches.

    I have sucessfully used a set of inline "cyclocross" levers (canti
    specific cable pull) on an MTB with V-brakes. I have these levers
    installed in the forward position of a Nashbar trekking bar. Regular
    V-brake levers are installed in the rear position to anchor the cables
    and provide proper braking when I need it. I am satisfied wih the
    amount of braking provided by the cross levers on this bike. They are
    noticeably weaker than the V-brake levers but they are still acceptable
    for scubbing speed and slowing down for planned stops. I wouldn't want
    to use them exclusively since the V-brake levers are still needed for
    panic stops. This is is partially because I have my bike set up with
    the pads a normal distance from the rim so that the V-brake levers
    behave the way I want them to. I could improve the cross lever braking
    if I ran the pads closer to the rim. I think I could reduce the gap on
    each side by at least one millimeter without any rubbing.
     
  4. BigBen

    BigBen Guest

    On 2 Feb 2006 11:16:43 -0800, "amakyonin" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I am satisfied wih the
    >amount of braking provided by the cross levers on this bike. They are
    >noticeably weaker than the V-brake levers but they are still acceptable
    >for scubbing speed and slowing down for planned stops. I wouldn't want
    >to use them exclusively since the V-brake levers are still needed for
    >panic stops.


    If you have to live with less than ideal brake levers, can you improve
    the brakes? Either using a v-brake model with paralelogram system, or
    very good cantilevers, like the Avid shorty?

    Regards,
    JBR
     
  5. amakyonin

    amakyonin Guest

    I already am using parallel-push XT brakes. I usually take them off for
    winter but I just want to destroy those G.D. things now because I can't
    get the fronts to stop squealing. I do have some kool-stop pads in
    reserve but I will wait until the current pads are used up (which will
    take a while since I don't put much mileage on this bike). I have
    non-parallel-push brakes that are pleasantly quiet and, as a bonus, are
    fully serviceable. I don't notice any benefit with the XT brakes over
    the normal V-brakes anyway. I don't want to go to cantis and change the
    V-brake levers since I have integrated rapidfires and I don't want to
    bother with investing more money on the bike beyond routine maintenance.
     
  6. Mike S. wrote:
    > Anyone seen reverse levers that pull enough cable for direct-pull
    > linear brakes aka v-brakes.
    >
    > They might look something like these :
    > http://parts.spicercycles.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=37&SKU=BR3300


    Hey, these brakes levers are weightless - what more can you ask?

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    Tom Sherman - Fox River Valley
     
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