SHIMANO V-Brakes on 28'' non-off-road-bikes

SHIMANO V-Brakes on 28'' non-off-road-bikes

Post by Manfred Ben » Sun, 16 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Hi everyone !

Does anyone know, why SHIMANO doesn't admit the V-Break (at least the XT
/ R -Version) for non-off-road-bikes ? Is it nevertheless possible to
use it on those bikes, or are there any problems ?

TNX

Manfred Benz

 
 
 

SHIMANO V-Brakes on 28'' non-off-road-bikes

Post by Garry Le » Sun, 16 Mar 1997 04:00:00

I managed to put Dia-Compe V brakes on my touring bike. I had to machine a
set of Tektro V brake levers to get them to fit on Cinelli bars. I have
big hands and can get them around the levers with the levers adjusted for
minimum reach but these would be hopeless for people with normal hands.
There is too much pull necessary to routinely use V brakes and good
dual-pivot brakes are just as good. (Or even Shimano 105 single pivot
brakes I have on an old racer).

 
 
 

SHIMANO V-Brakes on 28'' non-off-road-bikes

Post by Jerry Brow » Mon, 17 Mar 1997 04:00:00



: Hi everyone !
:
: Does anyone know, why SHIMANO doesn't admit the V-Break (at least the XT
: / R -Version) for non-off-road-bikes ? Is it nevertheless possible to
: use it on those bikes, or are there any problems ?
:
: TNX
:
: Manfred Benz

If you are using the road bike brake levers they do not have a long enough
cable pull to work the V-brake.
However they do make a little adapter that will solve this problem. The
ones I have are called V-Dapter.
What it is basically is a cam that will increase the amount of cable pull.

Good luck,
JB