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    Early 90's Frame- V' Brake compatible?

    I'm getting parts together to build a 92 Fat Chance with same vintage Rock Shox and was wondering if I can put V' brakes on or if I'm stuck with Canti's. Brake posts look compatible but are ther clearance or other issues?

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    V-brakes are cantilevers technically (atleast in my book) and likewise bolt up to the same type of brake bosses. Depending on what type of cable stops the frame has, you may have to get a Problem Solver bolt on cable stop for the back or run full-length housing, or neither. One way or another it will work.
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    I'm getting parts together to build a 92 Fat Chance with same vintage Rock Shox and was wondering if I can put V' brakes on or if I'm stuck with Canti's. Brake posts look compatible but are ther clearance or other issues?

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    one thing, though

    Once you get the brakes installed, you might want to make sure that they aren't too strong for the frame and fork. If you can see huge flex, think about getting a brake booster or two. I had major flex on a cannondale went I went from cantis to v-brakes. One more thing, why not put some cantis on that bike? Find some cool vintage ones on ebay or somethin. Your using a vintage shock, and cantis don't suck too bad. Maybe some of those Grafton canti's that were so bada$$ or those cool machined onza ones? -t

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    one thing, though

    Once you get the brakes installed, you might want to make sure that they aren't too strong for the frame and fork. If you can see huge flex, think about getting a brake booster or two. I had major flex on a cannondale went I went from cantis to v-brakes. One more thing, why not put some cantis on that bike? Find some cool vintage ones on ebay or somethin. Your using a vintage shock, and cantis don't suck too bad. Maybe some of those Grafton canti's that were so bada$$ or those cool machined onza ones? -t

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    one thing, though

    Once you get the brakes installed, you might want to make sure that they aren't too strong for the frame and fork. If you can see huge flex, think about getting a brake booster or two. I had major flex on a cannondale went I went from cantis to v-brakes. One more thing, why not put some cantis on that bike? Find some cool vintage ones on ebay or somethin. Your using a vintage shock, and cantis don't suck too bad. Maybe some of those Grafton canti's that were so bada$$ or those cool machined onza ones? -t

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