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    To drill or not to drill?

    I just bought a bomber pro frame and I ride with brakes. I've only ever rode fixed gear with a front brake, and I'm used to it. But to put a front brake on the bomber I would have to drill the fork. I've seen the back brakes that require no drilling, but I'm a little unsure about them. Any experiance/ suggestions (besides ditching brakes) would be appriciated.

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    could always get a new fork for cheap

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    I would avoid drilling. You might want to try and get a new drilled fork. The fork may not be able to structurally handle a brake.

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    i'd rather just drill it. I really like it, aesthetics-wise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedjim View Post
    I would avoid drilling. You might want to try and get a new drilled fork. The fork may not be able to structurally handle a brake.
    have you ever heard of failiures with drilled forks? is it generally considered an dumb idea?

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    ok but un-aestheticly it may not be able to handle a brake and the fork could fail.

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    i remember a debate (someone got a san rensho frame and was asking if he should get it drilled) on here about how forks that werent drilled for a brake originally bend during the braking process due to it not being reinforced. and others said they didnt notice the difference at all. so you know... whatever

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    i dont want to risk failure and death, so i'll say forget drilling- any experiance with only a rear brake on a fixed?

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    yesh to dH's pic

    here's said front brake discussion, good post to read too. http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php...hlight=3rensho
    Last edited by fetch; 08-12-07 at 10:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    what is that?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macka_fat View Post
    what is that?!?
    its that thing you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    its that thing you need.
    Yea, word. *where* can I get one...

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    In japan but they ship to the US. Email them.
    http://www.kalavinka-bikes.com/

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    You can also pick up a new chrome lugged fork from a variety of sources for fairly cheap.

    Here's one, you can probably find more.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=16879

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