I put drop bars, TRP levers, Dirt Drop stem, Shimano Cantilever brakes, and
wide tires on my Appaloosa.
On Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:42:59 PM UTC-5, Edwin W wrote:
> I have not seen (m)any photos of Appaloosas with a drop bar. I wanted to
> do something new this spring, and my wallet did not want me to get a new
> bike, so I put on some drops.
> I had tried this a few years ago with my Sam, and it never felt great, so
> I got a shorter stem this time (7cm vs 9cm). Then I put yellow Newbaum's on
> with a light coat of clear shellac. Spring time!
> One thing I don't love is that I got the absolute tallest V Brakes I could
> find when I bought this, and those tall V Brakes need the absolute most
> cable pull... and the tektro v brake levers for drop bars bottom out. They
> stop the bike, but no room to spare! Any ideas on how to pull more cable
> save for getting those pulley add on things? I was thinking of trying
> another washer on the inside of the arm to put the tops of the arms a
> little further apart. Will that make a difference?
> I would love to see pictures any other drop bar Appaloosas.
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