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Old 07-30-05, 05:05 PM   #1
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…but i don't. i have a gorgeous campy brake i took off the back of my last bike, a conversion. it was on an ’80s torpado road bike. i'd like to put it on the front of my new bike which currently has a basic tektro there. can the longer bolt and the shaped washer thing still be had to do that? is there any reason i shouldn't do it?

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Old 07-30-05, 05:23 PM   #2
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also, anyone know which model brake that is?
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Old 07-30-05, 06:03 PM   #3
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I'm on a poor-quality monitor, but it looks to be Super Record. If the Campagnolo script is blue, it's C-Record.

If you post this on the vintage and classic forum, someone will jump all over it and identify it definitively. I can't figure out what your question is, but I've always thought they were pretty nice calipers.
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question is; can i still obtain the right bolts and what-all to install this brake, which was removed from the back of an old bike, onto the front of a new one?
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question is; can i still obtain the right bolts and what-all to install this brake, which was removed from the back of an old bike, onto the front of a new one?
In most instances, all you need is a longer nut, the ones used for carbon aero forks with deep crowns. I've mounted rear calipers in the front using these nuts.
By the way....if you do mount it in the front, don't forget to reverse your pads....

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I think he's talking about the brake cable stop and adjuster. Goes through the hole at the top of the arm. Dunno if you can find those unless you're looking through a junk box. I'm sure you could rig something tho.

If that's not what you're talking about, then you should still find one anyways, and what The Fixer says will work for mounting it.
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You won't need anything different, just put the nut inside the fork crown. Not the way things were meant to be, but it works just fine.
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You won't need anything different, just put the nut inside the fork crown. Not the way things were meant to be, but it works just fine.
Hmm.....actually, not a bad idea.....
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