Quality Bicycle Products Travel Agent Brake System

Quality Bicycle Products Travel Agent Brake System 

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Quality Bicycle Products Travel Agent

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 28, 2001]
Scott
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

simplicity & bullet proof

Weakness:

no barrel adjusters, pain in the ass to set up well, bearings tighten up after a couple of months in bad new england commuting

Good product that allows road shifters with V-Brakes. These feel a little mushy, and I use boosters fron and back. Plus, there are no barrel adjusters on either the levers or the travel agent, so fine tuning is done at the brake. The wire gets frayed after a couple of pad changes. Minor annoyances for a product that well.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 18, 2001]
Karen Mesikapp
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Works great! I had one-piece brake/shift levers and didn't want to replace them; the Travel Agents made my brakes work as good as high-class v-brakes.

Weakness:

None that I noticed

I bought a newer, more expensive bike with real v-brakes, and they suck. The old bike with the Travel Agents gave much better braking performance.

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None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 08, 2000]
pointblank
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Easy to Install, Works with cantilever brake levers on V-brake arms

Weakness:

Adds a little weight

This product works when using your old cantilever levers with V-Breaks by effectively shortening the pull on you levers to approximately half. Also can be used as a friction reducer for you existing V-brake set-up by eliminating the friction through the noodle with a pulley and bearing.

Similar Products Used:

Noodle

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 14, 1999]
John Bjeke
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Works Great and easy to assemble.

Weakness:

The right pad has slightly delayed contact. Might be an easy fix, but don't know what to do.

This was the best way to get aroud the lever problem because my shifters and brake levers are married.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 11, 1999]
Chump D
weekend warrior

This little product lets you use non-V levers with V-brakes and works wonderfully well. If you have integrated shifters/levers and don't want to spend $100+ for a new system, just get two of these babies. They really do work well. I've got an LX on the rear and Avid 2.0 on the front with my old '95 STX levers pulling them. They work amazingly well, considering the low price.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 25, 2002]
The Weebs
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Its shiny?

Weakness:

Works until you get it muddy.

Thought I would try to use this thing as a friction reducer since my levers had no return spring. It was a pain to set up and as soon as it got muddy it jammed up. Well I suppose if you look close at it that makes sense. The part or "L" that the pully is mounted to is so close to it that a little grit will lock it up. It actually makes grinding noises! Took it off and threw it away.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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