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Susan2011-09-25 20:20:36 +0000 #1
I have an old bike here with road caliper brakes, but the wrong brake levers (Shimano V-brake levers).

I got fitting levers for the caliper brakes. Now I wonder, is there a difference between the cables for V-brakes or Caliper brakes too? Do I have to change the cables, or is it enough to exchange the levers?

The set came with new cables and housing, so it would just be some extra work, I wouldn't have to buy new cables.
laura*2011-09-25 20:35:13 +0000 #2
Cables need to match the levers - but not the style of brakes. Road brake levers use one type of cable end, and mountain levers use a different end.

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