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Side pull brakes reach length
I'm restoring an old mountain bike with side pull levers, like these.
I was considering getting this
from Jenson USA, but it says it's for BMX. Does this mean that it won't have sufficient length to reach my 26" tires? I currently have tires around the 2" range, but I'll be buying 1.5" tires soon.
Also, some brakes say they have a reach of X mm to Y mm. How is this measured? Say if it was 70mm - 90mm, would I be able to use this on my mtb?
Oh, and would the brake lever be able to fit my handlebar diameter (25.4 mm)?
Last edited by Vaio_s; 10-28-08 at 11:37 PM.