This is a very simple start for the old school process.

You can obtain old levers and chrome calipers, new reproductions, or original parts, bearing in mind that the original ones are more expensive.

As you will be able to see, with a MK3 chopper, there is the holes that enables it to take old caliper brakes rather than the quite sad looking V brakes. Just simply unbolt the current V brakes with a 5mm allen key and bolt the calipers on through the mounting holes, then put the cabling in place and your sorted!

Again, for the levers, remove the grips from the bars, release the shifter with a 3mm allen key, along with the 5mm allen bolts for the levers. Bolt the old school levers in place and tighten them on with a flat headed screwdriver, link the cables up to them and adjust the brakes and you're sorted!

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    Hey, my name is Danny "Nitestrider" Cooke, I'm 21 and from Reading UK


    August 2009