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DaveB's implied question about the brakes being properly adjusted is fair game too
Want to bet $20 against your life that the cables didn't fray in the last year when there's a stop sign at the bottom of a long, steep hill?Nothing is frayed, the cable inner is brand new as is the V brake itself. As I said, it is a bit better than the old one but nothing to write home about. I get the point that the levers shouldn't wear out but I'm at a loss as to what else it could be. I'll try a new outer cable and see what that does. I don't much care about the tape. If need be I'll ride without it until I get the brakes right.
When you're applying the brakes, how far will the brake levers continue to move after the pads initially contact the wheel rim?You may be on to something there. They do feel kind of squishy after the pad hits the rim, in fact it's hard to tell when the pads have hit the rim. With my Roubaix cantis there's a definite stop in lever movement when the pads meet the rim. Presumably I should be getting the same with the Trek's V brake? Perhaps after 40,000 miles the levers and outer cables are worn out. Recommendations for cables and levers please?
Still lots of planning to do but leaning toward packing my tent, bag and pad, "just in case".+1 I took the same and used them a few times on an extended NT trip this year (ACA Atlantic Coast to Philly, across PA to Pittsburgh then Erie & NT, it's a long story) I also lugged a stove and pans which in OH I sent home. I hate cooking.
probably not daunted by short hike-a-bikes on small snowfields,Which is what I thought when I met this.
Prices a bit higher than at thriftshop, but not yet hundreds of dollars.It is now they want $101.09!!!!