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Old 07-17-17, 08:21 AM   #1
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Rim Brakes on a BF NWT?

Anyone ever tried to fit standard rim brakes on a Bike Friday NWT? The frame looks to be drilled for brakes, although the reach on the rear seems like it might need some kind of extension.
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Old 07-17-17, 08:41 AM   #2
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It comes with V-brakes I would guess which have much better leverage and stopping power. Caliper brakes when they end up with long arms from the frame to the rim do not work very well. Callipers work well with very tight clearance on 700c road bikes and really short arms and the tiny contact patch of the tire (very limited traction). They have never worked even reasonably well on BMX bikes which have much better traction and long distance between the rim and the mounting hole in the frame.
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Old 07-17-17, 09:25 AM   #3
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Yeah, I would have to ask why anyone would want to fit calipers.
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