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Old 08-15-08, 04:34 PM   #1
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Front Brake Set Ups (what you got? how it do?)

just finished swapping parts from my nishiki frame to a fuji. the bike looks cleaner as a whole, so I wanna upgrade the old-ass center pull front brake set up I had going on the nishiki. the brake arms need to have ample reach because the fork is for 27"-ers.

What set ups are you all using that:
1. Looks neat-o
2. Won't break the bank
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Old 08-15-08, 04:39 PM   #2
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Just don't put it on your top tube.
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Old 08-15-08, 04:47 PM   #3
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Or under your saddle.
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http://www.velo-orange.com/ter5exlorebr.html

here you go. i have the same problem on the rear because it's a 27" frame and i put 700c tires on it

if you have mounts for downtube shifters, make it so the down tube shifter is the brake lever (not serious)
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here's a pic for interest's sake

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generic tektro TT lever on Nitto RB021s. looks fine and functions just as well.
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Old 08-15-08, 05:00 PM   #7
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Dia-Compe centerpull connected to a tektro 2.0 lever. Works great, looks great.
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Old 08-15-08, 07:58 PM   #8
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Dia-Compe centerpull connected to a tektro 2.0 lever. Works great, looks great.
+1 on the centerpull, except get a weinmann instead, it's the same exact design (dia compe is commissioning it now), except there are a whole lot of them, which means that they should be seriously cheap.
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Shimano sora, cheap cross lever in the middle of nashbar tt bullhorns. Its aight, nice for long rides.
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Old 08-16-08, 03:47 AM   #10
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Just don't put it on your top tube.
yuss. i'm a legacy now. bfssfg LEGACY!!!!



Nitto e-lever on the *right* side , Shimano ultegra sidepull down on the fork (no picture sorry).

Satisfies: Looks neato, Dissatisfies: won't brake the bank. Plus, everyone will hate you for spending $50 on a brake lever that doesn't work very well. However, I can attest to it getting me out of some pretty sticky situations, including the rear window of a volkswagen bus just the other day.

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yuss. i'm a legacy now. bfssfg LEGACY!!!!



Nitto e-lever on the *right* side , Shimano ultegra sidepull down on the fork (no picture sorry).

Satisfies: Looks neato, Dissatisfies: won't brake the bank. Plus, everyone will hate you for spending $50 on a brake lever that doesn't work very well. However, I can attest to it getting me out of some pretty sticky situations, including the rear window of a volkswagen bus just the other day.
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