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Pseudo-CX-townie beater bike brake Q(2 posts)

Pseudo-CX-townie beater bike brake Qmr tornado head
Oct 28, 2002 8:59 AM
Have an old Trek 400 to use as a cyclocross/around town bike. In the parts box, I have 2 choices for brakes:

1) Modolo single-pivot side pulls. Not thier best, but stop just fine on most road stuff. HOWEVER they are allen-style, and the Trek wants nutted. Ream/drill out existing bolt hole for these?

2) Weinemann center pulls. Yeah, no one uses these (in the US) anymore. They will fit (standard reach). But they went out of favor for a reason?...

So I ask your opinions. Weight isn't a big issue (it's getting rack and lights). Ability to stop in all conditions is (short of spending $125 for dual-pivot standard reach shimano). Besides, I only want new pads (Mathauser) and this is a parts-box project.

Thanks!
Go with the center-pullsKenS
Oct 28, 2002 9:37 AM
For townie-beater bikes, they went out of fashion because of the preference for sidepulls in high-end bikes.