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V-brakes and drop bars

Hartmame2012-04-15 15:18:12 +0000 #1
I'm putting v-brakes on my Surly LHT. I have the topeak levers but don't I need barrel adjusters in here some where? I saw that they make v-brake noodles with barrel adjusters that I can swap for the ones that came with the brakes.

Do I need these?
OakLeaf2012-04-15 15:23:48 +0000 #2
You don't technically need them, but they sure make life a whole lot easier.

The alternative is to un-clamp and re-clamp your cable any time it needs adjustment. Who needs that? Noodles are cheap. I can't speak to quality of any of them, but hopefully someone here can give a review or two.
radacrider2012-04-15 16:03:36 +0000 #3
You could also get an inline adjuster, like those from Jagwire ( Jagwire Inline_Adjusters: jagwireusa.com/index...s/v/Inline_Adjusters ).
Hartmame2012-04-15 15:38:27 +0000 #4
I followed the jagwire link and it says those inline adjusters are for deraileurs nothing mentions brakes so I'm wondering, what's the difference. Intuitively I would think that brake barrel adjusters would have a lower tpi thus allowing for a larger adjustment per turn of the barrel than a derailleur barrel adjuster would? Is that the case?

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