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    Dia Compe 1080 specs

    Having trouble finding a front brake (one that is side pull, not center pull) for the frame/wheel combo on my fixed gear. looking at BMX brakes.

    Can anyone get me the RANGE/REACH (min and mix) of the pads on the Dia Compe 1080. I think I saw the max is 105mm, but I need the MINIMUM.

    Or, if you can recommend a brake that will reach approximately 62mm (ish), please do recommend!!!

    thanks
    zach

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    This is bmx not fixed gear roadie bikes take your problems elsewhere.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Why do you feel the need to be so rude with all your replies? Just because he doesn't ride a bmx, who cares? Anyways, i am not really sure, but i can't see there being a real serious issue other then the fact that a bmx specific brake will probably look rather bulky on a road bike.
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    Why not use a v-brake? it would give you more stopping power, and it would fit your frame...I don't think u-brakes would fit a road/fixie frame would they?
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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    If the reach isn't small enough, couldn't you file down the inside of the brakes where the pad goes with a dremel?
    What do you need the reach to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    Why not use a v-brake? it would give you more stopping power, and it would fit your frame...I don't think u-brakes would fit a road/fixie frame would they?
    He is using a caliper. there is no brake posts, and u brake mounts aren't compatible with v brakes anyway.
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    one company makes an adapter that you bolt into the caliper hole and it turns that into u or v brake mounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler11 View Post
    one company makes an adapter that you bolt into the caliper hole and it turns that into u or v brake mounts
    U brake
    http://www.danscomp.com/489057.php?cat=PARTS
    V brake
    http://www.danscomp.com/489051.php?cat=PARTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler11 View Post
    one company makes an adapter that you bolt into the caliper hole and it turns that into u or v brake mounts
    That's what i was thinking of. My bad for not putting that part in too.
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    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
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