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Can you always use V-Brakes on Canti studs(6 posts)

Can you always use V-Brakes on Canti studszmarke
Dec 12, 2002 7:31 PM
I have an older frame (1997) with canti studs. Will I be able to use V-Brakes? Can all frames with canti braze-ons use V-Brakes?
re: Can you always use V-Brakes on Canti studsphilbo
Dec 13, 2002 12:29 AM
I had a problem fitting them on an older touring (Bridgestone) bike. The rears worked fine with a distance of 7cm between the studs. The fork's studs measured 6cm apart and due to the distance required to operate I couldn't fit them on.
Others may have had better luck.

Phil
re: Can you always use V-Brakes on Canti studsdaniel_2001
Dec 13, 2002 2:55 PM
I am really glad that you asked this question. I have an old Giant mountain bike that needs a new group. It now has canti brakes. I am now concerned about buying the new group.
re: Can you always use V-Brakes on Canti studswww-mtnpedaler-com
Dec 14, 2002 11:01 AM
Some older bikes had studs for Shimano brakes called u brakes or Suntour rollercams. Those studs won't work with cantis or Vs. But by 1997 those brakes were long gone. V brakes should work on your studs. Paul
re: Can you always use V-Brakes on Canti studsB2
Dec 14, 2002 12:43 PM
I have a 1996 Bontrager that has different studs. If I remember correctly, they're a smaller diameter and there's a sleeve that slides over the stud??? I think they require a different length bolt as well. I haven't taken them apart for a while, but I do remember that standard V-Brakes require some kind of sleeve to properly fasten them to the frame.

Bryan
re: Can you always use V-Brakes on Canti studslaffeaux
Dec 16, 2002 2:15 PM
The Bontrager frame does not have studs on the rear - that's probably what you are remembering. The rear brakes are secured by a long bolt that threads into the frame where the studs should be. At least that is how my '97 Race Lite works.

The studs for cantis and v-brakes are identical. The levers that pull them are different though. Make sure that you have a v-brake lever if you make the switch.