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Old 09-25-07, 12:35 PM   #1
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is there a good (read: cheap) way to go from a caliper brake on the back wheel to cantis? at least, without undertaking in an amateur welding project?
or at least a way to fit a 700x30 tire or bigger?
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Old 09-25-07, 01:14 PM   #2
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well, if your frame has the clearance and it's just a brake issue, you could use a bmx caliper. they handle pretty fat tires.
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Old 09-25-07, 01:40 PM   #3
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I use a pair of the Nashbar long-reach calipers and they easily clear 32C and would probably handle bigger except for my fork and frame.
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Old 09-26-07, 06:38 PM   #4
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you could also try an old center pull brake by mafac or weinmann or dia-compe.
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Old 09-26-07, 06:50 PM   #5
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that's what someone IRL suggested to me, so i think it's what's going to be tried. My cycling team is trying to build a fleet of starter cross bikes that we can turn back in to road bikes in the spring.
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