V-brake, switch noodle?

V-brake, switch noodle?

Post by Lambert Dickmei » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 22:18:28


Are there any other V-brakes besides the Avid SD Ultimate that allow you
to switch the so-called "noodle" to the other side?

The idea is to use the right lever with the front brake.

I have no experience with V-brakes, it just looks to me like the cable
routing could be a problem, and that that would solve it.
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Lambert***meis

 
 
 

V-brake, switch noodle?

Post by Steve Shapir » Thu, 26 Feb 2004 00:50:41

  > Are there any other V-brakes besides the Avid SD Ultimate that allow you
  > to switch the so-called "noodle" to the other side?
  > The idea is to use the right lever with the front brake.
  > I have no experience with V-brakes, it just looks to me like the cable
  > routing could be a problem, and that that would solve it.
  > --
  > Lambert***meis

I do this with a 135 degree noodle. It lets the cable arc smoothly from
the right lever to the front V brake. It costs about $2.00 and works
great. If the front brake has a modulator on the noodle, you will want
to replace it anyway.

The Avid Ulitmates are just too expensive for me.

Steve Shapiro

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V-brake, switch noodle?

Post by ZeeExSixAr » Thu, 26 Feb 2004 06:56:02

Quote:
> I do this with a 135 degree noodle. It lets the cable arc smoothly from
> the right lever to the front V brake. It costs about $2.00 and works
> great. If the front brake has a modulator on the noodle, you will want
> to replace it anyway.

> The Avid Ulitmates are just too expensive for me.

Agreed.  I do the same.  For the left-rear brake, I route the cable/housing
from the front cable stop to the lever around the headtube, under the top
tube, and to the far-left cable stop.

For about the same money as the Avid Ultimates, you can get Paul's Moto
Lites or something.  Ugly as hell and probably work fine.

--
Phil, Squid-in-Training

 
 
 

V-brake, switch noodle?

Post by Jeff Wil » Thu, 26 Feb 2004 07:25:16

Quote:

> Are there any other V-brakes besides the Avid SD Ultimate that allow you
> to switch the so-called "noodle" to the other side?

> The idea is to use the right lever with the front brake.

> I have no experience with V-brakes, it just looks to me like the cable
> routing could be a problem, and that that would solve it.

The Odyssey A-brake has a noodle that can be switched left-for-right:
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/penncyclebuy/odysseyabrake.html

I've modified SRAM V-brakes for opposite noodle for use on recumbents.
 I've also seen early XTR V-brakes modified in this fashion.

Jeff

 
 
 

V-brake, switch noodle?

Post by Lambert Dickmei » Fri, 27 Feb 2004 03:41:26



Quote:
> a 135 degree noodle ... lets the cable arc smoothly from
> the right lever to the front V brake. It costs about $2.00 and works

Thanks!

Quote:
> The Avid Ulitmates are just too expensive for me.

For me, too. :-)
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Lambert***meis
 
 
 

V-brake, switch noodle?

Post by Me » Fri, 27 Feb 2004 08:31:40

cane creek for mega bucks!

try the 135 degree noodle first though...



Quote:
> > Are there any other V-brakes besides the Avid SD Ultimate that allow you
> > to switch the so-called "noodle" to the other side?

> > The idea is to use the right lever with the front brake.

> > I have no experience with V-brakes, it just looks to me like the cable
> > routing could be a problem, and that that would solve it.

> The Odyssey A-brake has a noodle that can be switched left-for-right:
> http://shop.store.yahoo.com/penncyclebuy/odysseyabrake.html

> I've modified SRAM V-brakes for opposite noodle for use on recumbents.
>  I've also seen early XTR V-brakes modified in this fashion.

> Jeff