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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:16 am 
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Dear all,

I recently bought a FatChance from M-Power to my daughter. See the bike here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=386354

The frame is converted to v-brakes (or side pull brakes). This does not work very well with the cables on the right side of the TT. has anyone converted a v-brake from left to right side? Alternatively, is there any smart cnc-small-factory-boutique-kind-of-paul-grafton-machinetech-brake'ish that could do the work of shifting sides of the pull?

I am going to try to make a conversion with a skilled retrobiker and fine machinist, using the xt v-brakes. But before we go into that messy work I would just hear if anyone has sorted this out in a smart way… that is either has some advice for machining the xt brakes or know of some smart aftermarket brakes of solvers that may do the job.

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Jakob


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The only ones I can think of right now are avid ultimate / black ops single digit. You can choose to run the noodle and cable pinch bolt either side.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:09 am 
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you could use a cyclocross mini-v, but these use canti brake lever pull


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:13 am 
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cce wrote:
you could use a cyclocross mini-v, but these use canti brake lever pull



Or fit Magura’s

You could even paint them to suit


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:21 am 
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I would go for the Avid or Magura solution mentioned, might never work properly with modified XT v-brakes


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:41 am 
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Paul's can be swapped as can onza hola v brakes. I also bought some pauls copy brakes by rpg or prg that can sort of be swapped over (cable clamp).


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change for cantilever ! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:43 am 
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Maguras would be my choice but obviously if you don’t already have some then it’s extra cost.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:37 pm 
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This is really good advice folks!

I will like not to go the Magura way, even thogh I may have a set in the boxes somewhere. They will not fit the smaller hands.

Avid black obs, Paul or Onza! I will look out for thise.

Canti is an option that I was also considering. It will mean finding some kind of hanger that is short enough so it will not interfer with the straddlewire hanger when the brakes are pulled.... Its a tight fit here :-)

Will do some more research based on your advice!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:57 pm 
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Yetidh9 wrote:
I will like not to go the Magura way, even thogh I may have a set in the boxes somewhere. They will not fit the smaller hands.

I'm puzzled by that statement.
All Maguras have reach-adjustable levers, and if you use HS33 the blades are quite small too.


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