Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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this is fairly common. Fork lengths vary based on the intended wheel size (27" vs 700c) expected tire size, fender clearance, or other considerations.
Brakes likewise vary in reach, which is measured from the center bolt to the rim (measured center to center). Apparently your new fork is longer than your old one, so you need new brakes with longer reach. Measure the reach you'll need and shop for a brake with the correct range. Typically brake reach is expressed as a range ie, 39-57mm, so the ideal brake will be one where the actual reach is the center of the range.
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