>> Yeah.. You do that chief... hehehe I just saw a bike at the LBS
>> > that had broken seatstays from the V-Brakes being too powerful
>> > owner not using V-Brake levers like you're supposed to.... Not
>> > mention they feel like shit.
>> > -Jay
>> Broken seatstays from the brakes being too powerful? I find that
>> hard to believe.
>> I would be most concerned if my bike had seatstays that could be
>> broken by the power of my brakes, are you sure this was the cause
>> the breakage?
>> MarkIf you have ever squeezed the lever for the rear brakes, it
>seatstays like nothing else. I thought that my Zaskar was stiff
>used the V-brakes. I think that eventually the stays will brake.
Why not use a brake brace to solve the problem? V-Brakes are
different in design than any other brake, to try to use existing brake
levers on the v-brakes is, in my opinion, stupid! No existing brake
levers are going to work as well as the v-brake levers designed for
the v-brakes, period! This of course, will change in the very near
future. Brake lever companies will have V-brake equivelent levers by
the summer. To use something that just doesn't work with these brakes
is assinine, it takes the performance out of the brakes. You'd be
better off staying with your current set-up.
My opinion, use the v-brake levers or wait until the onslaught
of v-brake compatible levers hits the market (very soon).