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90's 105 Brake Calipers - reach ranges 47-57mm?(6 posts)

90's 105 Brake Calipers - reach ranges 47-57mm?TNSquared
Dec 31, 2003 11:12 AM
I'm looking at some 1990 or '91 Shimano 105 brake calipers. It's an online ad, so I can't actually view the calipers. The seller describes them as "long reach" with further details that the reach is 57mm maximum and 47mm minimum.

Does that seem accurate? I thought calipers were either one or the other, i.e. 57mm long reach, 47mm short reach.

Thanks.
48-52mm is "short reach"....47-57mm is "long reach"..nmMR_GRUMPY
Dec 31, 2003 11:30 AM
48-52mm is "short reach"....47-57mm is "long reach"..nmRusty Coggs
Dec 31, 2003 11:41 AM
The 47-57 range I think use to be considered 'standard',there are even longer ones. The approxiamte 39-50 range now in current use is considered short.
48-52mm is "short reach"....47-57mm is "long reach"..nmMR_GRUMPY
Dec 31, 2003 12:53 PM
There were some centerpull brakes for bikes with fenders that were really long.
Are they green or silver?Dave Hickey
Dec 31, 2003 11:33 AM
I have early 90's green anodized 105 that are short reach. I think they max at 52mm
They're silver, and I'm learning every day.TNSquared
Dec 31, 2003 12:00 PM
Thanks, all. I guess this is something I should have known, but I really appreciate the help. Especially since no one took the easy shot at the rookie. :)