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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:52 pm 
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as I said , I doubt you can adjust them enough to make it work .

BB5 cant be adjusted ( only 1 side ) , so best to get proper cani levers .


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I'd get Hope brakes because they're ace and keep away from Avid's because they're a pain to work with.


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cchris2lou wrote:
as I said , I doubt you can adjust them enough to make it work .

BB5 cant be adjusted ( only 1 side ) , so best to get proper cani levers .


aye cheers

thinking of using my nice silver MT-62 canti levers, the other options I have (without buying owt!) are my spare Shimano R440 flat bar levers, or some Tektro RX1.0 levers - which I thought were for v-brake but judging by the position of the nipple housing are for canti :?

Another option is swap out the BB5R calipers for the Tektro Aquilas I just found in my stash :) apparently these are ball-bearing actuated too, and they're definitely for use with v-brake levers (ie my Avid SDs) - anybody used these? Like the BB5, the pads are only adjustable on the inner side (but surely taking up the cable slack with barrel adjuster kind of does this anyway?) :?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:28 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
I'd get Hope brakes because they're ace and keep away from Avid's because they're a pain to work with.


I've heard this so many times! The Elixir R on my mate's Stumpy are incredible though, but I just don't like the lever design either


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