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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-11-09, 01:32 PM   #1
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brake posts too close..

i have an old ciocc cross and the posts are only about 56mm center to center so brakes totally dont work well.. anyone have a suggestion for a brake that would?
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I assume you are trying to use a modern "v-brake pad" brake. I had the same problem and ended up using a old XT canti set fro the parts bin. The newer brakes are designed to have at least 7cm center to center.
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it's canti.. but modern.. Ill try that.. its an older bike so it makes sense that it needs older brakes.
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yeah i'd look for something with post type pads. a little more adjustability there.
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