Author Topic: Strange Cycles Short Pull V-Brake  (Read 775 times)

macspud

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Strange Cycles Short Pull V-Brake
« on: August 05, 2019, 02:12:53 AM »
These Strange Cycles Short Pull V-Brakes https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=131789&sid=552f5e15c200ec8d036619243c8c0547 look like an interesting way to approximate V-Brakes with short pull drop bar levers. Has anybody used them? 

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Re: Strange Cycles Short Pull V-Brake
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 10:24:39 AM »
Strange indeed, I'm almost tempted for the novelty value, but don't currently have a bike they'd go with.

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Re: Strange Cycles Short Pull V-Brake
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 04:12:56 PM »
Theoretically mini-V brakes will work with short pull road type levers.  I put mini-Vs on my folding bike.  They are quite sensitive, I have to be careful I do not pull too hard on the levers.  I think I got the Tektro 926AL, which should have an arm length of 80mm.
https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/

I do not understand the extra linkage on that one, but I have no real interest in figuring it out.