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V-brake mount
#1
Hi,

I am a mechanical engineering student in Scotland, and am currently designing and building a land yacht as par of out year 3 project. We are required, for safety reasons, to install brakes. I have chosen v brakes as they can accommodate a wider tyre.

But I am wondering, is it possible to make a brake mount from scratch? We were thinking something along the lines of two metal tubes with bores drilled through, and just using bolts and nuts to loosely tighten the v brake arms on. Can this be done, or are we required to purchase a bike fork with v brake mount?

Sorry for all the questions, but much thanks to anyone who can answer my problem! Smile
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#2
for best fit and quality just find a frame builder supplier that will suit your needs, they are everywhere and might even donate to your cause for free for dropping their name. never hurts to ask.
Here is a link
http://www.paragonmachineworks.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=0002
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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#3
You can purchase these:
http://problemsolversbike.com/products/cantilever_stud/

and mount them however you desire. If I recall correctly, the thread is M10 x 1.25 - but double check.

The female threads on these are the standard M6 x 1.0.

You still need to put holes in a plate for the springs, or come up with an alternate return spring concept.

FYI - I am a Mechanical Design Engineer. You check me out on LinkedIn.
Nigel
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