Touring - Road brakes w/o recessed nut?
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05-21-09, 09:33 AM
Does anyone know of some decent dual pivot calipers that are made without a recessed nut? I'm looking for them for an older frame I'm building up, and it will be for touring so something with pretty good clearance would be good. I'm not even sure exactly how to go about searching for such a thing, but does anyone know of something fitting the description?
05-21-09, 09:53 AM
DISREGARD: You wanted something without the recessed nut. Although you can drill out the bridge.
Like the Tektro R556?
(not my sale) http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektro-R556-Road-Bike-Brake-Caliper-Rear_W0QQitemZ140223030815QQcmdZViewItem
Run these on my Lotus with 700x35 w/fenders.
05-21-09, 06:52 PM
I think you are looking for a caliper brake with a long enough threaded bolt which would extend beyond the rear of the fork so you can use a nut on it?
If so, you might want to ask in the vintage section of bike forums. I don't think there is anything current that fits the description but I have been wrong before.
Many buy the Tektro's 800A's just for the bolts (nutted style) and put them in the dual pivot calipers of their choice. Modern Bike has the 800A's at $18 for the F/R set:
It's pretty easy to drill out the fork crown for a recessed nut. It can be done in a few minutes with an ordinary hand-held power drill, and then you can use any brakes you want.
Another option is to use centerpull calipers. They're probably easier to find (new or used) with a non-recessed nut.
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