Cyclocross - Calipers?
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09-25-07, 01:35 PM
is there a good (read: cheap) way to go from a caliper brake on the back wheel to cantis? at least, without undertaking in an amateur welding project?
or at least a way to fit a 700x30 tire or bigger?
09-25-07, 02:14 PM
well, if your frame has the clearance and it's just a brake issue, you could use a bmx caliper. they handle pretty fat tires.
09-25-07, 02:40 PM
I use a pair of the Nashbar long-reach calipers and they easily clear 32C and would probably handle bigger except for my fork and frame.
09-26-07, 07:38 PM
you could also try an old center pull brake by mafac or weinmann or dia-compe.
09-26-07, 07:50 PM
that's what someone IRL suggested to me, so i think it's what's going to be tried. My cycling team is trying to build a fleet of starter cross bikes that we can turn back in to road bikes in the spring.
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