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Old 02-20-07, 06:17 PM   #1
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Black front brake for IRO?

Forgive me if this has been asked, however I just searched through eleven pages of BF history and could find nothing on an all black front brake. I'm buying parts for my new IRO and cant find an information on this. Any recomendations? Cheap is a plus

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Old 02-20-07, 06:24 PM   #2
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there is a set of dual pivot black promax brakes on chucksbike.com for $25.
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http://sporting-goods.search.ebay.co...Z1QQsofocusZbs
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A caution with Chuckbikes brakes. I have two pairs and they aren't really short reach. They are more of a medium reach brake. I had a hard time getting the pad lined up with the rim. I haven't measured them but they definitely aren't 39mm short reach brakes.
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Nashbar has black 105s for $37.
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A caution with Chuckbikes brakes. I have two pairs and they aren't really short reach. They are more of a medium reach brake. I had a hard time getting the pad lined up with the rim. I haven't measured them but they definitely aren't 39mm short reach brakes.
This is why he provides an email where you can ask him all the relevant questions before buying. Terms like "short reach" and "long reach" can provide differing measurements depending who you talk to. If in doubt ask for exact numbers.

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[QUOTE=schwinn]Forgive me if this has been asked, however I just searched through eleven pages of BF history and could find nothing on an all black front brake. I'm buying parts for my new IRO and cant find an information on this. Any recomendations? Cheap is a plus

Ebay $25.00 Buy it Now

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Shimano-105-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 02-20-07, 07:20 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone! I went with a black 105 on ebay.
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Thanks everyone! I went with a black 105 on ebay.
I got a 105 for my Mark v put it on & to short had to take it back to the LBS exchanged it for a longer reach tektro witch worked out great. Good thing i didn’t get it from evil bay.
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Nashbar has black 105s for $37.
Wow, that is a great deal.
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Old 02-20-07, 10:13 PM   #11
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****! anyone have any experiance specifically with this? i'm runnign the iro wheels and it will be going on my iro gb frame. and i did win it on ebay!!!
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