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  • V brakes onto older bike

     milhouse329 updated 11 years, 10 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
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  • milhouse329

    6 July 2009 at 11:42 pm

    i’ve got an old Trek 930 which I’m using on road and a bit of light off road just now. It has rigid front forks however I was thinking of upgrading to V brakes, is this possible? 😯

  • miggeth

    8 July 2009 at 9:40 am

    Yeah, the forks will need cantilever bosses though, if it hasn’t got them you can get some that clamp on. I can’t remember where I saw them though, sorry.

  • Gunner

    8 July 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I presume by your question that you are running standard cantilever brakes on the Trek and want to upgrade to “V” or modular pull brakes.

    As far as I understand you should have no problem doing this whatsoever, provided you have not added anything to the bike that may obstruct the different shape of the brake arm, such as a rear rack, or mudgaurds, etc.

  • milhouse329

    9 July 2009 at 10:59 pm

    yeah cheers lads. it is fitted with standard cantilever brakes ooops 😳 forgot to say that. ok I’ll have a scout about and see what I can get. thanks.

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