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    Travel Agent Rant...

    OK, so my used CRB came w/ bullhorns. However, it also came w/ tektro vbrakes and the matching levers, mounted on the flats. I've found it more comfortable to ride on the ends, hence I want to move to TT levers. Got a pair, thinking I could use travel agents and still keep the vbrakes. Got the travel agents the other day and tried to put them on tonite.

    Man, those things are a piece of crap. Too much complication for brakes, way too difficult to get the tension right and the threading mechanism pretty much eats up the cable coating.

    I think I'll go ahead and just use the NOS red anodized tri-align canti's I got on ebay. $36 was a steal I thought...

    OK, I'm done.

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    Well when you have a makeshift solution to make two incompatible parts work together what do you expect? Once you've done them a few times though you get the technique down and it becomes a lot easier. The main thing is to get the cable length right the first time, then cinch it all down so you don't kink the cable in the wrong spot prematurely.


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    Tekto makes a mini V

    that will work with your levers without using a travel agent. The only drawback is that using these brakes will limit tire size clearance.

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