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    Can these be replaced?

    I am fixing up a pretty old mountain bike, and I want to replace these brakes but I am not quite sure where to find them. Any help would be appreciated.
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    LBS or , www.danscomp.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Pretty good price considering, it is levers, brake calipers, and cables. http://www.danscomp.com/484009.php?cat=PARTS# Strong enough to use on a actual mountain bike?
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    Sure , their not as effective as canti's or vee's but they will get the job done until it gets wet .

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    Are side pull calipers compatible with V-Brake Levers? I have a nice set of levers I was going to use, and I found a better price for just the caliper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    Are side pull calipers compatible with V-Brake Levers? I have a nice set of levers I was going to use, and I found a better price for just the caliper.



    They are compatible .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    Are side pull calipers compatible with V-Brake Levers? I have a nice set of levers I was going to use, and I found a better price for just the caliper.
    no, AFIK, the pull ratio is different.

    Well, they'll still "work" just not the same as a BMX or road lever.
    You theoretically could 'dial' it in with some adjustable levers such as the SD-7's.
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    Centerpull is different , linear pull afaik are the same . Bears some research though .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Centerpull is different , linear pull afaik are the same . Bears some research though .
    Yeah, I may be wrong - I'm going off of some fuzzy memory with caliper brakes, which IIRC are the same between road and bmx...
    time to hit up the ol' Sheldon Brown site?
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    Canti's and side pull appear to pull the same amount of cable , Vee's and centerpull are different according to wiki . Sorry if there was any confusion .


    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_brake_systems

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    the wiki:
    Mechanical (cable) brake levers come in two varieties based on the amount of brake cable that they pull for a given amount of lever movement:

    * Standard pull levers work with most brake designs, including calliper brakes and traditional cantilever brakes.
    * Long pull levers work with "direct-pull" cantilever brakes, such as Shimano "V-Brakes"

    The mechanical advantage of the brake lever must be matched to the brake it is connected to in order for the rider to have sufficient leverage to actuate the brake.

    For example brake levers designed for calliper brakes may work with centre-pull cantilevers, but not with direct-pull, and linear-pull brakes. Direct pull cantilevers have twice as much mechanical advantage as traditional brakes, so they require a lever with half as much mechanical advantage. Long pull levers pull the cable twice as far, but only half as hard.[31]
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    In your FACE AZ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    In your FACE AZ!


    Good catch ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Good catch ,
    you know I still love ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    you know I still love ya!
    Glad you caught it , 50 percent chance of getting the correct parts isnt good odds .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Glad you caught it , 50 percent chance of getting the correct parts isnt good odds .
    I'm right half the time tho - I just happen to guess right on the 50/50 ALLLLLLLL the time
    J/K
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    Missed all of this.

    I guess I will find out if they work next week.
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    find some canti brake levers, with v levers, they will feel like they don't have any power. like ANY power. It's due to mechanical advantage.

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    Well the brakes came and they are installed. No need to make fun of the bike, I am aware of what it is. The brakes work fine with the V-Brake levers. Only issue I have is there is almost no stopping power. I do believe this is because of the pad material and not the levers. Bike is made in the USA
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    I didn't know you were a girl
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    Oh I didn't mention its my moms bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    Oh I didn't mention its my moms bike.
    suuuure

    She (you) should name it 'Barney'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    Well the brakes came and they are installed. No need to make fun of the bike, I am aware of what it is. The brakes work fine with the V-Brake levers. Only issue I have is there is almost no stopping power. I do believe this is because of the pad material and not the levers. Bike is made in the USA
    MEET:

    Quote Originally Posted by fastale
    find some canti brake levers, with v levers, they will feel like they don't have any power. like ANY power. It's due to mechanical advantage.
    I don't know why I'm bothering if you didn't heed my warning the first time, but you will not get any power out of those levers no matter what pads you put on. Find some canti levers and they will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastale
    MEET:



    I don't know why I'm bothering if you didn't heed my warning the first time, but you will not get any power out of those levers no matter what pads you put on. Find some canti levers and they will work.
    l'll quote 'myself' too
    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    For example brake levers designed for calliper brakes may work with centre-pull cantilevers, but not with direct-pull, and linear-pull brakes. Direct pull cantilevers have twice as much mechanical advantage as traditional brakes, so they require a lever with half as much mechanical advantage. Long pull levers pull the cable twice as far, but only half as hard.
    Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

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    I didn't heed your warning because I already ordered everything else, and I already own those levers. They have tons of power, so much that when I pull them I visibly flex the arms on the brakes. So if I need to put more power to it, they will probably break.

    If it makes you feel good, I can test it. I have the original rusted up levers that I can try pretty easily. If they work better I will concede your point and get the correct levers.
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