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Vees + travel agents= adjustment ?(8 posts)

Vees + travel agents= adjustment ?Farmpunker
Oct 9, 2002 9:24 AM
I just got a bike last week and it has LX vee brakes with travel agents, 105 STI. How do you adjust the lever pull - I'm almost to the bar with the rear brake - with the travel agents and road levers? Am I missing something obvious?
That depends......TWD
Oct 9, 2002 10:54 AM
on whether or not you have the travel agents with barrel adjusters or the model without. I'm guessing that yours are the one without.
That depends......Farmpunker
Oct 9, 2002 11:19 AM
No barrel adjuster.
Possible solution?TWD
Oct 9, 2002 1:22 PM
You could try an inline cable adjuster. I don't have much experience with these other than tinkering with the inline adjusters on the shift cables of my wife's cx rig.

Check out the link below.

http://www.bikeman.com/catalog/cables/stopsjaginlineadj.htm
barrel adjustersadventurefind
Oct 9, 2002 1:50 PM
You don't have barre adjusters on the travels. I ride the same setup and can change the adjustment easily with the barrels. Don't try to take it apart unless you want to learn how to do it without an adjuster. The cable will have a kink to it and you are going to need a new cable to adjust the reach.

I suggest that one link from bikeman and get those suckers.
re: Vees + travel agents= adjustment ?Farmpunker
Oct 9, 2002 2:13 PM
Thanks, that's just what I need. I just finished messing with the cable length and the vee tension. I think I made a little headway, but those inline adjusters are what I'm going to need eventually.
First race on Sunday, yikes; this is the last gear change I'm making. Time to feel the pain.
Are the Travel Agents Set Up Correctly?James_M
Oct 11, 2002 7:52 AM
This is pretty basic but is the Travel Agent set up correctly? They actually can serve two totally seperate purposes so if someone set them up wrong they will never work correctly. One way doubles the cable pull which is what you want and the other just lets it act as a roller that replaces the noodle in a standard V setup. If the cable comes in and wraps around the small part of the pulley and then exits via the larger part of the pulley then they are correct. If it is not set up this way then it is not going to work.
re: Vees + travel agents= adjustment ?morati
Oct 9, 2002 5:20 PM
I had the Spooky brakes on my bike for a year but took them off this season and sold them cause they didn't suit me. The springs in them are very stiff which IMO take away from the FEEL of the brakes. I put on a set of old Avid Tri-Align 2's. Tons of set up options and an adjustable spring rate. So far so good. Good Luck