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Which Brakeset on a vintage (70’s) Paramount Frame?(2 posts)

Which Brakeset on a vintage (70’s) Paramount Frame?T-Doc
Dec 19, 2003 8:41 AM
Do I need normal reach or long reach brakes? Will long reach brakes work on the frame?

xposted on Vintage/retro board as well.
re: Which Brakeset on a vintage (70’s) Paramount Frame?Starliner
Dec 29, 2003 10:10 PM
My '73 Paramount fixie has a standard reach center pull Dia-Comp brake caliper which I got brand new on ebay for around $3. Mounted on the front with a 700c wheel and stock Paramount fork, the pads are positioned near but not at the bottom of the slots. It works great and honors the vintage look. No rear brake.