|Brakes for older bike||Kurt H|
Jul 2, 2001 2:54 PM
|I originally posted this one on the components board, but I figure I'll try it here also:
I'm not as familiar with some of the older equipment, so I'm bowing out to those with experience. I need to put a pair of brakes on an old frame which I've built up as a commuter. The problem is that I need a nutted brake with a fairly long reach (50mm or so), and they have been tough to find. I have found two pairs that will fit, one is center pull, the other is a single pivot side pull. Aesthetics aside, is there a huge difference in stopping power (or anything else I should be concerned with!!) between the two? I came into cycling after center pulls, so I'm a little out of my league here. Help!!
Jul 2, 2001 3:06 PM
|Loose Screws (a supplier of oddparts),http://www.thethirdhand.com/index.cgi, or Rivendell ,http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/, another source of non-bleeding edge items.|
|re: Brakes for older bike||Jofa|
Jul 2, 2001 3:17 PM
|Here's a very comprehensive description of all the relative brake designs and their merits (or not):
Rivendell, at rivendellbikes.com (I think), the Third Hand, Sheldon Brown and others all used to sell a 'drop bolt' if you need to fit more modern shorter drop brakes. Alternatively one could be made easily out of a bit of steel plate. Also I remember reading somewhere recently that Shimano have/ are about to release a deep drop dual pivot brake, like the old RX100 which can sometimes still be found.
|re: Brakes for older bike||Cliff Oates|
Jul 2, 2001 6:44 PM
|The Quality catalog lists a Tektro side pull caliper (single pivot, of course) with nutted mounting bolts in 3 ranges of reach ranging from 49mm to 78mm. Your LBS should have no problem ordering these for you.|| |