Classic & Vintage - Lonnnng-Reach Brakes
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09-16-06, 04:19 PM
Looking for long-reach brakes that will work on the rear of a 60's Legnano frame; probably had center-pulls originally (Universal?).
May also need a rear off-set pivot bolt.
Rivendell and Tektro have developed a dual pivot brake with a 55 to 73mm reach. It is the model R556 for Tektro. The Rivendell version will have a slightly different quick release and brake pads. Rivendell also sells long reach dia compe centerpulls but your local bike shop might have some laying around.
09-16-06, 06:14 PM
Mafac Competitions have a very long reach and the rear brake has a slotted mount that extends the reach even longer. I ended up using two rears on my wife's mixte after I switched from 27" to 700c wheels.
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