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    1980s Schwinn Sprint

    I have a 1980s Schwinn Sprint that I have converted into a single speed. I ride newer road bikes but never have I talked a conversion. So far everything has been super easy but i can't seem to find a front brake that works for the 27 inch tires with reach. Newer brakes don't reach and I really don't want a center pull brake (although I will be doing some local cross races with it and some suggested I should get center pull). I chunked the old brakes because they didn't work. What kind of brake should I get? I wouldn't mind a side pull but if I get one what size? I can't seem to find what brakes specifically goes on older road bikes. Any help would be great. Thanks!

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    ModernBike in Iowa carries Tektro Model 800 dual pivot brakes that work well and cost about $25 for a set including shipping. Those brakes will reach just about anything. Roger

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