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    990 brakes?

    i am confused about the 990 designation...could someone explain this? is this all that's found on bmx's? if i see a fork i like with 990 mounts, will any U-brakes i see at danscomp work?

    thanks

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    Yes, any u-brake will work. Even though the Dia-Compe 990 is a specific type of u-brake, the term "990s" and "u-brakes" is pretty much interchangable.

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    how do the cables attach to these? why does the black one look like it has an E-clip on one side and a bolt on the other and the silver one has a bolt on both sides??


    also, what is the pupose of this thing? is it only for gyro use?

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    You don't want Revenge brakes; they're not all that great for the price. And, yes, the London Mod is for dual lower cable setups with a gyro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    You don't want Revenge brakes; they're not all that great for the price. And, yes, the London Mod is for dual lower cable setups with a gyro.
    ...but if it weren't for the price, don't the bearings in the pivot make them kind of nice?? how can others match this without bearings?

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    i dont know for sure how smooth the bearing are on the revenge brakes, but just some clean, greased up posts will due fine for smooth brakes.

    p.s: what is with all the double posts- is it due to the mods. to the site?

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    the probably havent put in that "cant post two messages in less than 30 sec." thing they had goin

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    the probably havent put in that "cant post two messages in less than 30 sec." thing they had goin

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    those Revenge brakes are stoopid smooth.
    bit o' grease and yer good to go.

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