Firstly do please accept my advance apologies for my naivety but I'm a complete newbie at this.
I have bought an old Bianchi road bike that I’m trying to bring back to glory. It had some shocking components added on so I thought I’d replace them.
So I have bought second also a lovely pair of campag caliper brakes and levers.
1/ First problem the brake nuts are too short to affix to the frame (this has been discussed before I believe): My solution to swap the front and rear brakes so I can at least affix them. (Yes I do know which way around they are supposed to be.
2/ Next problem. The brakes do not quite reach the rims, despite adjustments. I guess this is because I have 26” wheels and the frame was built for 27” am I right?3:/ This is fun: The brake levers have are far too big to affix to the drop bars: Do drop bars come in different diameters?
All in all it’s frustrating as nothing fits! But it would help my sanity in knowing that I am right about this before I continue!