V brake on drop

father_jack
father_jack Posts: 3,509
edited May 2011 in Workshop
Seen a couple of road bikes with V brake lever on the flat (like cyclo cross) and wonder if I could fit them to my caliper equipped bike,
Say... That's a nice bike..
Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)

Comments

  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Nope - you need mounting studs for vees or cantis which require the frame to be heavily modified - better just getting a frame designed for the job.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    You didn't understand, leave the brake arms alone, just fit a V brake lever on the bars.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,854
    you mean crosstop levers?

    http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/cane_ ... sstop.html

    yes you can, they'll work with road brakes

    important thing is to get the position on the bars just right first, and only then do you cut the outer and route the cable
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    I've checked the bar circumference it's 8cm (for both bikes) so should I go for

    24mm, 26.0mm, or 31.8mm?

    Wiggle have Tektro RL720's and have 15% discount
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,854
    80 / pi = 25.4647909

    sounds like you have 1" bars, so 26mm
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • father_jack
    father_jack Posts: 3,509
    Got ITM 330 EP, anatomic bars on one bike, seems slimmer. I'll get some vernier calipers and double check. The next size down on those brakes is 24mm so possible it's that size.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)