Updates To The LeMond
While I working on the Stumpy and the orange bike, I also pulled the LeMond down and fixed a long-term annoyance. I removed the front Avid Shorty cantilevers to put them on the Stumpy, and I replaced them with some old-school Shimano cantis. This made me want to finally get the v-brakes off of the back of the Lemond, and replace them with more of the old-school Shimanos.
I had left the v-brakes on the bike when I converted it from being a cross-bike to it's current fixed gear state. The v-brakes had worked well with the Campy Ergo Shifters I had been running, but they were completely useless with the brake levers I installed when converting the bike. But, the bike had no accommodation for a cable stop, needed to run cantis, so I left the v-brakes on just to avoid having a dead brake lever attached to nothing.
I modified the seat post collar to make room for a bolt-mounted hanger, then modified the hanger to fit the bolt. It took about 20 minutes of grinding and filing to get everything to work.