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Brakes for older bike(2 posts)

Brakes for older bikeKurt H
Jul 2, 2001 2:05 PM
Hey folks,
I'm not as familiar with some of the older equipment, so I'm bowing out to those with experience. I need to put a pair of brakes on an old frame which I've built up as a commuter. The problem is that I need a nutted brakewith a fairly long reach (50mm or so), and they have been tough to find. I have found two pairs that will fit, one is center pull, the other is a single pivot side pull. Aesthetics aside, is there a huge difference in stopping power (or anything else I should be concerned with!!) between the two? I came into cycling after center pulls, so I'm a little out of my league here. Help!!
Thanks!
Kurt
Try www.rivendellbicyles.com or sheldonbrown.com (nm)cory
Jul 2, 2001 6:11 PM