Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: East Tennessee
Bikes: Kona Kahuna, Trek 7100, a bunch of 70s and 80s Huffys, Schwinns, Murrays, Columbias
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Noob Brake Change Question
First, thanks so much for the wealth of info I have learned by lurking for the weeks since I found the site...
My question: can I just remove a brake caliper and put on another bike? Does the replacement calipers have to be of the same kind, ie, cantilever, V, or whatever style the originals are?
I am very new to biking and love it. So I found an old Huffy for the sole purpose being learning to wrench on my bikes. Well the brakes are very old, look like nothing I have seen here, so I believe finding parts will be difficult and/or expensive.
This is what is on it now:
I am thinking I could pick up another old "parts bike" at a yardsale or Goodwill and use those parts of course as long as the brake arms are the same length or can be adjusted.
Thanks all for the advice.