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    Front Brake?

    So I got all the parts, almost, for my project and want to get a front brake, at least for a few miles, so I don't get killed if things get hairy. Any suggestions for a cheep brake and leaver for a steamroller with deep v's?
    Thanks,

    Scott

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    I like tektro's - they're cheap, look nice, and have quick release. I use cross levers to keep my drops free.
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    I run a shimano 105 (black). It's great. It's really narrow but it has a quick release also.

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    the cheapest route is to get a cross lever either from nashbar or ebay (~$20 the set) and find a used brake caliper at your friendly LBS or off a junker bike from a yard sale. of course if you find a junker bike you can also snag the brake lever.

    i spent more on cable, housing, and brake shoes ($12 total) than I did on lever + caliper (hard to figure out since the caliper was ~$2 and the lever came on a handlebar/stem setup from a garage sale for $5)

    anyway, brakes and levers can be cheap/trashed as long as they work...the cable and housing should be clean and new-ish to be dependable.

    aesthetics are another thing entirely. good luck!

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

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