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Tektro Mini V-Brakes - STI Levers - Do you need pull adapter(8 posts)

Tektro Mini V-Brakes - STI Levers - Do you need pull adapterzmarke
Oct 14, 2002 12:31 PM
Sorry for the second posting but I am building a cross bike as well.

Will these brakes work with STI shift/brake levers WITHOUT a cable pull adapter that you normally need when using V-Brakes and STI shift/brake levers?
NO...............JohnG
Oct 14, 2002 4:01 PM
I've got em on my cross bike with Campy ergo 10 levers and the brakes work fine.

JohnG
I haven't like that combination.Spoke Wrench
Oct 14, 2002 11:06 PM
The issue I've encountered is removing a wheel. In order to get the brake to operate to my satisfaction, I've had to set the cable pretty tight. When I do this, I can't get the brake cable to release in order to remove the wheel without fiddling with a barrel adjuster. I don't think you should have to readjust your brakes every time you take off your front wheel. I kind of think that Tektro realizes this is an issue because they offer a noodle that has a barrel adjuster built into it.
Campy Ergolever: Cable release on the lever!! C=1, S=0. NMSpunout
Oct 15, 2002 7:06 AM
Man, you are having to dig deep...Spoke Wrench
Oct 15, 2002 8:19 AM
if you think that functioning well with a Tektro mini-v is a strong point.
that's just one of the many advantages....... ;) ... nmJohnG
Oct 15, 2002 11:14 AM
No message?Spoke Wrench
Oct 15, 2002 3:23 PM
I'm not even a Campy guy and I could do better than that.
Hint for removing wheelTrent in WA
Oct 19, 2002 12:32 PM
I have a similar problem on my cantilever-equipped bike. Here's what I do: When you disengage the quick-release, you should be able to wiggle the wheel from side to side. Move the wheel away from one of the brakes, spring the noodle, and you're done.

Hope this helps,
Trent