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Paul's upper levers, V brakes, and more????(1 post)

Paul's upper levers, V brakes, and more????floatch
Jan 13, 2003 12:57 PM
Okay, question... I have Paul's cross levers installed, which seem okay so far. They're attached to Avid Shorty 4's, with the stock pads & new wheels. Braking is good with the Ultegra STI brake levers, but I have to really pull the Paul's levers HARD to get any decent braking. Here's the question:

One: What, I wonder would braking be like with the Paul's levers and V brakes? (There IS another pivot point that's supposed to be used with V's...) Anyone running V brakes with Paul's cross levers set in the V position?

Two: Might braking be any better with the stuff I have and the Paul's levers set in the V position anyway? (I'm guessing NO, just less of a lever pull due to the increased cable pull of the new pivot point.)

Three: Why the heck isn't there any barrel adjusters on Paul's cross levers? Seems like an easy thing to make life easier for us 'crossers, am I right?

Four: What, I wonder, would braking be like with V brakes and my Ultegra STI's, nevermind the Paul's levers? (Mushy and not much clearance, I'm guessing.) Anyone tried this?

Basically, I'm not stopping as well as I'd like to now, and I'm wondering where I should go next...
))V's with travel agents, so they'll work with Ultegra STI's and Paul's levers in the normal position?
))V's without travel agents, and the Paul's levers in the V position, and likely mushy STI braking?
))The same setup I have now, but with the Paul's levers in the V pivot position?
))The same setup I have now, and friggin hand exercises?

Any ideas? opinions? experiences?
Thanks, floatch