Hello... it's another appeal for advice from someone who doesn't know what he's doing and is trying to learn.
I thought that replacing the brake blocks on the Peugeot Triathlon that I recently bought off eBay might be a clever thing to do, as it looks like the brake blocks on it might have actually been original equipment.
As I've only ever had bikes with basic brakes before, I've encountered something new - a sort of assembly that holds the brake block in with a 'v' device. The simple kind of sidepull brakes i've had before just have a brake block assembly bolted to them and that's that.
I've taken a few photos of it... and the blocks that I bought as a replacement from my local bike shop, the brilliantly-named Ken Foster's Cycle Logic.
But I didn't have the bike with me at that point, so I just said I needed blocks for Weinmann brakes and the last photo is what they sold me.
How important is that 'v' assembly? Should I take those blocks back, and look for some that are a size that would fit into it?
Many thanks in advice,
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1987 Peugeot Tradition (3-speed Sturmey Archer)
1984 Raleigh Classic 15 (Reynolds 531 ST)
1970s Harry Hall (Reynolds 531)
1986 Raleigh Record Ace (Reynolds 531)
and a project involving two Raleigh Record Sprints and the 531 frame from a 1990s Raleigh Quasar...