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    My Name is Joe jgsjr's Avatar
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    V brake for 29" front.

    I put a rigid fork on my old mountain bike and saw I had plenty of room for a 29" wheel. The only problem is that the noodle does not clear the top of the tire. Are there any long reach V Brakes out there?
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    the pads actually touch the rim there? woah
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    You could go the disc brake up front route...if you had a disc hub...

    I aways hate to say this, but I think you might well be out of luck. Unless you're not a fan of mechanical advantage or braking power, and want to get a cantilever up there, set up nearly vertical with a really long straddle cable. If I were in your shoes, I'd make sure the thing handles like it should, and if so, then I'd buy a disc hub and build my white behind a new front wheel.

    And get rid of that "Made in Taiwan" sticker! Decorum!

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    paul motolites have the longest arms that I'm aware of.

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    My Name is Joe jgsjr's Avatar
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    Thanks, I wil shoot Paul's an emai to see if it will work.

    I just got rid of the disks and just bought the 29" wheel so I want to keep it for a while.

    One brake in the rear was fine to start with because I was using it for an all weather urban commuter bike but doesn't quite cut it on single track
    "It's all in the motor baby...if you got the motor then it really doesn't matter what you're shiftin'!" Andrea Ratkovic

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