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Old 02-28-2010, 06:11 PM
taddthewadd taddthewadd is offline
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Default Re: V to cantilever brake swap

There is one important thing to know about this swap. When you swap from V to Cant. you must also swap your levers. This is because the difference in leverage. You will notice that both style brakes pivot on a post. The v brake has a much longer arm than the cant. This affects the distance needed for the cable to travel to get the same amount of brake action. The levers for each brake type are designed differently. There are some levers out there that work for both. They have an adjuster that has a setting for v or for cant. Make sure you are running the right lever with the right brake.
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