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    Track levers and V brakes

    SS newbie, so beware...

    I just got a Van Dessel CRB w/ bullhorns. Currently, it's got Avid Vbrakes w/ stock v brake levers. However, it would feel more comfortable for me to run track levers on the bullhorns so I don't have to move my hand position to stop. Would there be any problem running track levers on Vbrakes?

    Thanks for the help.

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    They probably won't pull enough cable since they are meant to work with road brakes. You can try mounting the v-brake levers upside down where the time-trial levers would go. If they have a reach adjustment, you might be able to get them comforatable.

    if this doesn't work, travel agents will get levers meant for road bikes to work with v's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    They probably won't pull enough cable since they are meant to work with road brakes. You can try mounting the v-brake levers upside down where the time-trial levers would go. If they have a reach adjustment, you might be able to get them comforatable.

    if this doesn't work, travel agents will get levers meant for road bikes to work with v's.
    Upside down, good idea. I'll see if that's comfortable.

    Travel agents, is that like this?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolboarder
    SS newbie, so beware...

    I just got a Van Dessel CRB w/ bullhorns. Currently, it's got Avid Vbrakes w/ stock v brake levers. However, it would feel more comfortable for me to run track levers on the bullhorns so I don't have to move my hand position to stop. Would there be any problem running track levers on Vbrakes?

    Thanks for the help.
    I'm running that setup on the front of my fixie (it only has front brakes). It works
    ok for my purposes, but I don't have heavy braking needs with that bike...

    baker

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    what the heck are "track levers?"

    I know I've killed some brain cells since my trackie days, but I don't seem to recall having any levers a'tall.

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    travel agents

    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolboarder
    Upside down, good idea. I'll see if that's comfortable.

    Travel agents, is that like this?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    no, like this...one is for size reference. you decide which one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    I know I've killed some brain cells since my trackie days, but I don't seem to recall having any levers a'tall.
    levers like this:

    http://www.chucksbikes.com/store/bk087.htm

    which are used more for time-trials than track bikes, which generally (never?) have
    brakes...

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    I didn't want to jump in and correct anyone for saying track levers. Since track bikes are fixies w/o brakes, there is no such thing. He meant levers for use with bullhorn TT bars.

    I don't think you're allowed to run bullhorns on the track anyways. I think it's drops or nothing. The only events I've ever seen allow bullhorns are TTs.

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    no offense taken. i'm a newbie w/ thick skin...

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