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Tektro RX-5 85mm mini v-brakes Replacements

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:16 pm

G'day

I have managed to strip the thread on one side of my Tektro RX-5 85mm mini v-brakes (front) screw adjuster so don't have that fine adjustment. I have a bit of a fix in place with the spring bent but would prefer to get it sorted properly.

I can pick up a front no-name v-brake from the LBS for $11.00 net (I have a discount voucher for them) or should I "lash out" on a set of Avid Single Digit 7 2008 or similar (assuming they fit of course)? What I am asking is there likely to be that much difference in performance?

This is on my Giant CRX 1 which is my wet weather commuter so good front brakes are important.

Thoughts?

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Re: Tektro RX-5 85mm mini v-brakes Replacements

Postby LuckyPierre » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:20 pm

Aushiker wrote: ... This is on my Giant CRX 1 which is my wet weather commuter so good front brakes are important ...

Isn't this really the answer to your question?
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Re: Tektro RX-5 85mm mini v-brakes Replacements

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:27 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:
Aushiker wrote: ... This is on my Giant CRX 1 which is my wet weather commuter so good front brakes are important ...

Isn't this really the answer to your question?

Clearly I don't know which is why I asked "What I am asking is there likely to be that much difference in performance?"

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Postby Caelum » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:17 pm

Perceived performance? :lol:



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Postby munga » Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:47 am

I have '06 avid sd ti brakes with '07 sd7 levers and alligator cables on my farrago and the difference was like night and day. Cost me under $100 from ebay
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Postby Aushiker » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:22 pm

Thanks Caelum and Munga

I dropped into Bike Force at Fremantle and they had a Shimano Deore M-530 front v-brake for $35 so I grabbed that. Longer arms but that shouldn't be an issue on the front. More solid build too. I shall find out if it makes difference once fitted.

For a price comparison the same brake at Chain Reaction is $17.35, however with postage it comes to $38.41.

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:28 pm

G'day

Completed the installation of the Deore brakes this morning. Not without its hassles. More my lack of knowledge/skill than anything. Details on my blog.

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