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Cantilevers to v brakes?
#1
i have cantilevers on my next and am trying to figure out if i can put v brakes on it... i have all new arms, pads, noodles, cables ect. is this possible? any benefit?
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#2
possible and easy; you also MUST have brake levers designed for V-brakes because they require more cable travel. Levers not designed for V-brakes will bottom out before applying adequate braking force.

V-brakes provide significantly better braking force (shorter stopping distances) than cantis.
Nigel
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#3
Nigel is correct. Brake swap is the easy part but levers are an issue.
Pull your levers open until you can see where the cable head seats. If there are 2 choices and one is marked C and the other V, you want the cable in V. A lot of levers now have this feature.
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
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#4
i have a pair of brake levers off of a next that had v brakes and was planning to use those.
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