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    Replacing GT mtb U-brake

    I'm planning on replacing my 88 GT Karakoram's rear u-brake with a new one. Any recommendations? To standard BMX u-brakes fit/work on the mtb frame? I was going to order a new Tektro, but I had second thoughts about whether or not it would work. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Bmx U-brakes should work fine. The Dia-Compe 990 has been a mainstay for years.

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    I just bought a Kuwahara mountain bike with a rear U-brake. What is your experience with this type of brake. Does it work well, how hard is it to adjust, do they work well in the rain and is mud/dirt build up an issue?

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    Odyssey Evolvers for sure, best out there for under $70.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    barnfullagts
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    I've got the Shimano real deal in Silver. If interested PM me.
    GT's in the barn: 67 and counting.

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