Installed v-brakes on my sonís Specialized Hotwalk 12Ē balance bike. Got a bunch of tips from a fellow blogger. Below are the parts I've used for anyone interested:
- V Brake mount adapter (Evolution Bike Co in Georgia $60)
- V Brake boss from LBS $5 (10mm coarse thread)
- Tektro Mini BMX Brake/Lever/Cable set from JensonUSA $17
I shaved down a section of the brake pads since the rear of the pads were closer to the rim than the front and throwing off the modulation of the brake lever squeeze. This is because I moved all the concave pad washers to the outside of the v brake to allow the brake arms to be within recommended specs. If I installed with the pad washers in the proper positions, the top of the brake arms would have extended out too much, and I didnít want the arms getting caught up on my sonís legs.
Otherwise, the install was straight forward. My 2.5 year old son can grab and pull the lever without issue.
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