V-brakes with aero (road bar) shifters? Compatible?

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  1. FasterthanU

    FasterthanU New Member

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    I never know when compatible is spelled with an -ible at the end or an -able. Anyway, to my question. I want to replace the avid shorty cantilivers on my Voodoo Wazoo cyclocross frame with v-breaks but am unaware if V-brakes are compatible (there is is again..) with the pull-ratio of aero shifters (road bar shifters). I don't see up front why not but could use some conformation so I don't have to bother if it is a no go. Your help is greatly appreciated. Side note: Be sure to be a good person as much as you can :) . Hasta luego, C

    P.S.- To everyone who gets fed up with seeing the same dang questions asked, I did bother to look my question up and found know satisfying answers. Later
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Some are!

    My Tektro Mini V-Brakes are OK with road levers.
     
  3. FasterthanU

    FasterthanU New Member

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    All right, that's one concurance. Thanks George. Keep the feedback comming mi amigos. Hasta luego, C

    - Practico mi espanol.
     
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    FasterthanU New Member

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    I got to start using spell check. I read like an illeterate bafoon...that can right pretty well for someone who can't...yeah...hmmm....
     
  5. John M

    John M New Member

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    this device alters cable travel to improve compatibility of V-brakes with road levers. I have NOT used it myself so I don't know how well the set-up works. It is also a pricey add on at $20/brake

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=2647&subcategory_ID=5221
     
  6. shannons dad

    shannons dad New Member

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    I'm using 105 STI's with Deore V's. They're spongy as hell and I have to keep the brake pads about half a mil from the rim to allow for it, but they're pretty powerful because of the sponginess.
     
  7. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    I've used them, they work like a charm. Not too fun to keep clean if you're riding in the mud though.
     
  8. el Ingles

    el Ingles New Member

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    short answer is NO
    why do you think the cyclocross crowd use the old style cantilever brakes ? it isn´t from choice believe me .
     
  9. shannons dad

    shannons dad New Member

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    I disagree. Short answer is YES. See post #6.
     
  10. lwedge

    lwedge New Member

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    Cannondale uses the QBP Travel Agent on some of their cross bikes. I was running the same way as Shannon's Dad until I purchased the Travel Agents. They work well and you get the excellent braking power on Linear-Pull brakes as opposed to Cantalever.

    Lw
     
  11. el Ingles

    el Ingles New Member

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    yes but why introduce complications that the design of v-brakes was supposed to eliminate just to get the same quality of brakes as standard cantiliver ?
    yes travel agents work as a convertion but why bother ? there´s no gain .
     
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