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    Long reach cetre-pull brakes

    In Commuting forum I have been getting advice on building a new bike...
    <<Building a commuter for my wife around a Soma Buena Vista frame [sized for 26" wheels]>>
    Now need advice on brakes...
    I want to use centre-pull brakes on the middle rear stay.
    I had some NOS Cherries ready but faced 2 problems:-
    1. Straddle was too short to go around seat tube - solved.
    2. Reach was insufficient - not solved.
    Soma site - "42cm model uses 26" wheels and 73mm reach brakes (like Tektro 556 or Rivendell Silvers)"
    Any recommendations for centre-pull brakes with adequate reach?

    Thanks
    John

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    There's long reach Weiman/DiaCompe, I measure 'em at ~78mm max reach.

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    Harris Cyclery has DiaCompe 750 Centerpull Calipers, 63-75 mm reach, as do others. DiaCompe's licensed version of the classic Weinmann 750.

    http://harriscyclery.net/product/dia...75-mm-2711.htm

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