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    Hacking V-Brake arms to accommodate shorter pull.

    Forgive me if its been asked before but I couldn't find it.

    Currently building a cx bicycle with road pull levers.

    I have some old V-Brakes laying around and think they would work fine but was wondering if I were to shorten the arm to about 8-9cm in total length, would it be closer to a shorter pull ratio? Or is this (I) stupid?

    Re-attaching the noodle stop wouldnt be terribly hard, nor would the cable crimp. Ive got a drill and tap that would do the trick.

    I realize they make the travel agent but I its winter and I've got time to kill.

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    wouldn't you lose all the leveage by doing so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by epic-gamer View Post
    wouldn't you lose all the leveage by doing so?
    They're XTR M970s so I'm not super worried about the power. I still think they'll rival cantis.

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    Use a Travel Agent.

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    I did it for my Empella
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    The XT brakes are awesome..
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    But a little to wide for my taste..
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    Here you can find a Bunch more pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123elizxcvbnm View Post
    They're XTR M970s so I'm not super worried about the power. I still think they'll rival cantis.
    I may be willing to trade you the XT already modified, the only parts I don't have anymore are the WTB cable ends (the blue metal loops) and the Tri-alite cable hangers, basically I only have the brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
    I don't wanna.
    Purchase or install really.
    I do realize thats what its designed around though.

    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    I may be willing to trade you the XT already modified, the only parts I don't have anymore are the WTB cable ends (the blue metal loops) and the Tri-alite cable hangers, basically I only have the brakes.
    I wasn't planning on converting them to cantilevers (although I did think of it).

    I want to continue using them as v-brakes but just lower down the arm as it doesn't need to travel as far to engage the same amount of brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123elizxcvbnm View Post

    I wasn't planning on converting them to cantilevers (although I did think of it).

    I want to continue using them as v-brakes but just lower down the arm as it doesn't need to travel as far to engage the same amount of brake.
    I run the XT's with the noddle too like V-brakes, before I made them into Canti's, not that hard to convert..

    Ps: The XTR are to thin to be drill, you need to look into XT's specially the second generation like the ones I have..

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