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    jawesome imoscardotcom's Avatar
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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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    Just don't put it on your top tube.

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    Needs to Ride More hxzero's Avatar
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    Or under your saddle.

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    Steel snob by accident iwegian's Avatar
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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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    jawesome imoscardotcom's Avatar
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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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    Dia-Compe centerpull connected to a tektro 2.0 lever. Works great, looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pompadork View Post
    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.
    Last edited by whalesalad; 08-16-08 at 04:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
    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.
    Paul

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