I recently bought a used bike. I installed a rim that was wider than normal on it and now I can't get the front brakes to fit on it because the rim is so wide. I can't get enough clearance between the rim and brake pad. Do you know of any good brake systems, excluding disc brakes, that I can get that would work on a wide rim? (it's an electric bike...with a front hub...that's why I can't go with disc brakes)
I might need a whole new lever and brake pad because the springs don't feel very springy. It's a 1999 bike and it probably has the original brake on it. It could be that I just don't know what I'm doing.....which I don't but I'd like something real easy to install, too. Right now I have Shimano Altus Cantilever brakes and I hate them....this one:
Something easy to install and use and also good for wide rims. I'm looking at this brake lever.....
and this Kool stop thinline brake pad for more clearance between the rim and pad