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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-07-07, 08:30 AM   #1
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front Brake for KHS flite 100

I just got my KHS flite 100, been go'n brakeless for the past few days and after a few ooo S***it moments i've decided that a front brake is in order. anyhow, i was thinking campy veloce and im not sure if its gona fit does anyone know true short reach brake? i'd like to try and avoid the reverse drop bolt
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Just measure the brake reach on your fork yourself and compare the quoted spec for the calipers; it's an easy way to be sure. Sheldon says exactly how to do it.
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Old 05-07-07, 04:33 PM   #3
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this is great, Kol.klink is like two weeks ahead of me with the same bike i'm getting, and asking all the question i have too.

i'm probably going to put a front break on as well, looking to spend no more than $50-100 for the calliper and lever combined. Any good suggestions for that cheap? Thanks!
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this is great, Kol.klink is like two weeks ahead of me with the same bike i'm getting, and asking all the question i have too.

i'm probably going to put a front break on as well, looking to spend no more than $50-100 for the calliper and lever combined. Any good suggestions for that cheap? Thanks!
Go to any local bike shop and bring in your bike and tell them what you need. You can get a good setup for $50 or so, or a more pricy and slightly better setup for around $100.

edit: this http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...0Road%20Brakes
and this:http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...0Road%20Brakes
for cheaps

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any regular short-reach brake will work.

klink, veloce wil be fine. I'm running a chorus on mine.
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Old 05-07-07, 04:55 PM   #6
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thanks, i saw them in my initial search but questioned the quality b/c of the price. they're solid though?
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thanks, i saw them in my initial search but questioned the quality b/c of the price. they're solid though?
Yea- the 105 front brake is super good, and the levers work, not the nicest things, but they get the job done. If you want to spend more on levers, check out some others at nashbar/a local bike shop/any other online bike shop. You'll need a cable and housing too, and to re-wrap your bar tape after you install. If you are unsure of any of this stuff, take it to a local bike shop and they should hook you up.
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ooh, nice price on the 105 caliper.

may i suggest the tektro/cane creek/soma/etcetcetc levers? they're quite nice, but still cheap.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ke+Levers.aspx
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nashbar long reach 25 bucks
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may i suggest the tektro/cane creek/soma/etcetcetc levers? they're quite nice, but still cheap.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ke+Levers.aspx
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those levers are IMO far superior to all conventional style aero levers because of their ergonomics and the quick release. They are cheap too, one of cycling's nicer deals.
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Is the Campagnolo Centaur front brake any good? I can get a set off ebay for roughly 50 shipped, is that a good price?
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i run an old school modolo brake on mine--picked it up on ebay for $20 the pair a couple of years ago...works great.

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