Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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Originally Posted by chico1st
would you recommend using a recessed nut or standard nut brake for use in a drop bolt?
Back when drop bolts were a little more common, we used to make rear "standard bolt" drop bolts work on the front by drilling out the back of the fork crown and installing a recessed hex nut. It worked well enough.
Since decent quality long reach calipers are easily available, I'd say that you should put the right brake on the bike and not mess around with drop bolts unless you have a real good reason.
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