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Front brake kitoutofthesaddle
Jun 25, 2003 8:16 AM
After reviewing lots of threads about whether or not to do the brake thing - I've decided to go with a front brake. Does anyone know a good (read "cheap") source for a brake kit?
Jun 25, 2003 8:23 AM
people are forever, for whatever reason, 'upgrading' their componentry. Many LBSs have a box of used parts they'll usually let go for a song (being as they got 'em for free)
My LBS had good (cheap) stuff...PdxMark
Jun 25, 2003 8:27 AM
A single Shimano dual pivot brake, better than Sora but not labeled 105 (not sure what it is), and simple aero brake levers (not Shimano) - $40-$50 total. I like the aero levers, since the cable runs under the bar tape.
Jun 25, 2003 8:42 AM
Current model Calipers in terms of price and supposed function...

Tiagra (aka A550)
Tiagra Long Reach (aka A550)
Ultegra Long Reach (aka BR-600)
Dura Ace

You can also use a non-cuurent one which would work the same and most bike shops will have them lying around...

RSX (similar to Sora)
RX-100 (similar to Tiagra, was also availible in short and long reach models)
One online sourcePdxMark
Jun 25, 2003 8:54 AM

Thanks - I'm itchin' to get it set up (nm)outofthesaddle
Jun 25, 2003 10:35 AM