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    Need help choosing an inexpensive front brake

    I am almost done building up a conversion (my first build and my first fg), and I am coming down to the last few parts I need. At the moment, the main thing I need is a brake for the front of my bike, and I need it to be pretty inexpensive. Also (and this is just a vanity ), it needs to be BLACK. I already have the brake lever, I just need the actual brake.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

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    tektro or ebay

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    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1085

    That is available in black, sometimes haha. I didn't want to wait so I bought a silver one.. it works great though.
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    You need to tell us whether you need a caliper-style brake or a v-brake (and remember the type of brake lever should match too).

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    You can probably find some NOS black 105 brakes...They'll probably cost twice as much as the tektros though...

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    Ebay. Get some old school brakes for $6 (plus $15 in shipping...)

    Do you have a local bike coop? There is one near me that has buckets of old components. A black front brake would be around $8.
    Last edited by harrier; 08-07-08 at 12:50 PM. Reason: add more

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    Believe me, I wish I did. When I lived up at Berkeley, they were everywhere, but now that I've graduated and I'm back down south, everything costs a premium because everybody pays it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickgh View Post
    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1085

    That is available in black, sometimes haha. I didn't want to wait so I bought a silver one.. it works great though.
    This is perfect! Sending an email to them right now

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    They're not going to have any more in for four more weeks...

    Any other suggestions or anyone know where else I can purchase the Tektros?

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    the internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edw View Post
    the internet?
    You lost me.

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