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Surly Cross Check frame question -- brakes(3 posts)

Surly Cross Check frame question -- brakesAllUpHill
Jan 29, 2004 5:19 PM
Is this frame/fork drilled for caliper brakes in addition to the cantilever bosses? In the surly website photo, it appears there might be a suitable hole in the fork crown. But the specs don't mention anything other than the cantilever bosses.
re: Surly Cross Check frame question -- brakesmr_e
Jan 29, 2004 9:35 PM
I have a cross check fork, and have worked on a few. The reach in the fork is huge, and I'm not even sure a bulldog bmx brake would reach. I'm pretty sure the back won't, either. Why run a caliper on a cross/light touring frame? If you want calipers, try their track frame (Steamroller). Drilled for front and rar brakes, and plenty of room for most cross tires...
Thanks. I'll go cantilever. nm.AllUpHill
Jan 30, 2004 10:07 AM