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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?
Oct 14, 2002 4:01 PM
I've got em on my cross bike with Campy ergo 10 levers and the brakes work fine.

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,