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Any source for front caliper only?(8 posts)

Any source for front caliper only?Alex-in-Evanston
Jun 3, 2003 8:32 AM
Been poking around and cannot find a front brake only for sale. Been to the bike shop but it's a no-go.

Any suggestions?


buy a pair; have a spare. nm.Steve_0
Jun 3, 2003 9:12 AM sells a rear Ultegra for $39.00 and then...Dave Hickey
Jun 3, 2003 10:05 AM
for $2.50, they sell an extra long front bolt that will convert a rear brake to front brake. Then again, they also sell front and rear dual pivot Sora's for $39.00. FYI, I've used the Sora's and they work great. They are also very nice looking.
rear 105 for $15 at nashbarctisevn
Jun 3, 2003 1:35 PM
says the catalog that came with my new shorts and swanky salsa jersey. (nm)markkar
Jun 3, 2003 2:13 PM
re: Any source for front caliper only?Chris3212
Jun 3, 2003 3:49 PM
Just out of curiousity, what if someone buys a new Surly or Gunnar frameset from the LBS and the shop builds it up for them. Where do THEY get a front brake only? The LBS in my area carry these, so maybe I should ask them!
re: Any source for front caliper only?toonces
Jun 3, 2003 4:22 PM
Used, ebay, etc. The problem with buying a rear brake or a pair with the intention of using the rear brake some day is that you might have to swap the mounting bolt for one that's long enough to go through the fork. Most rear brakes have a shorter mounting bolt. I bought a Tektro caliper from Danscomp without knowing this, but luckily, a local shop had a longer bolt in stock and it worked out OK.
Pick one out of the "bone yard" of your LBS.SnowBlind
Jun 6, 2003 1:04 PM
I would have paid $2, hoods and all, for mine if they had not thrown it in free with the wheels.
The gum hoods needed a little TLC but they work fine.