Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
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That bracket there is a stop for the cheesy caliper brakes on those bikes. They're so flimsy that braking could very realistically rip the arms right off, so their solution was to add the "L" bracket to brace the arms against the frame. Leave them on and adjust them with a bit of clearance to the frame so they don't rub constantly. You may also practice praying for when you need to stop in the rain.
Originally Posted by ahsposo
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.