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Braze on brake mounts(5 posts)

Braze on brake mountsDavidK
Oct 5, 2001 12:55 PM
Has anyone ever brazed (wielded) brake mounts onto a steel frame to convert it from road brakes to cantilever brakes? I would like to hear how it worked, how long it lasted, etc. I am thinking about converting a steel Specialized Epic (I think, it was a gift to my dad and he said I could use it.) Thanks for your replies. DavidK
re: Braze on brake mountssoulFire
Oct 7, 2001 1:20 PM
I've done this tothree or frames (friends and own) with great success. Will last as long as the rest of the bike - when done right. Check clearances at chain stays, seat stays and around both bridges to ensure you can run the size tires you want before investing in the caliper to canti conversion. You may have to use a brake booster, if the seat stays are very slender (flexy). Email direct with any more questions or if you'd like me to do the work. I have a side-business/hobby that involves all kinds of frame modifications ie, dropout replacement, rear triangle reconstruction, brake bosses, etc. I've done everything short of building a frame from scratch (currently in the works). I've been brazing on steel frames for quite a few years.

jeff
jeff_collis@densolabs.com
re: Braze on brake mountsDavidK
Oct 11, 2001 12:16 PM
Thanks. I tried to e-mail you but it did not go through. Where are you located? I am in Indianapolis. Thanks again. DavidK
re: Braze on brake mountssoulFire
Oct 15, 2001 3:47 PM
David,

I haven't looked at this post in awhile - sorry it took so long for me to reply. I live in Oceanside, CA (North of San Diego). BTW - I meant to say "three or four frames" not what I ended up typing.

jeff
re: Braze on brake mountsBlair
Oct 10, 2001 6:19 PM
Ceeway.com has the cantilever bosses
www.sheldonbrown.com has pictures of a jig to hold them.

good luck