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Old 06-17-08, 01:15 PM   #1
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Mechanical genius seeks drop-bolts

Okay. Bicycles are simple. You buy the most expensive one you can afford, then upgrade the bits, right?

I got me some Ultegra calipers for my 20" folder. Didn't figure their drop would be too short by about 1cm. Brake pads are just above the rims onto the sidewalls.


So, I can either go without Ultegras, or find some 'drop bolts'. . Nobody sells them anymore, do they?

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/dpdropbolt.html




I@m pleading for a couple, otherwise I'll have to do a Sheldon and make my own. Do you have a couple in your cellar someplace? I'm in the UK, and can afford to pay shipping on my Lear-Jet, plus a few beer-vouchers, or maybe plain old DHL.

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Old 06-17-08, 01:34 PM   #2
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Okay. Bicycles are simple. You buy the most expensive one you can afford, then upgrade the bits, right?
Nope.

Buy the most expensive you can afford, then buy spare parts until you can afford something better.

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u actually go outside with that contraption?
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u actually go outside with that contraption?
Not any more. The creeps on Bianchi's started throwing rocks at me when I overtook them...
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I think Harris Cyclery still has them around.
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im pretty sure Euro-Asia has some available.
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Okay. Bicycles are simple. You buy the most expensive one you can afford, then upgrade the bits, right?

I got me some Ultegra calipers for my 20" folder. Didn't figure their drop would be too short by about 1cm. Brake pads are just above the rims onto the sidewalls.


So, I can either go without Ultegras, or find some 'drop bolts'. . Nobody sells them anymore, do they?






I@m pleading for a couple, otherwise I'll have to do a Sheldon and make my own. Do you have a couple in your cellar someplace? I'm in the UK, and can afford to pay shipping on my Lear-Jet, plus a few beer-vouchers, or maybe plain old DHL.

They are for this creature..




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Forget drop bolts. Tektro dual pivots are available up to 69mm of reach. Buy those. Unless you want an expensive and inferior solution.

http://www.nomcobike.com/catalog/tektro521ag.jpg
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Forget drop bolts.

+1.....Use calipers that have the reach you need. It's a much better solution.
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