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Old 10-01-08, 07:47 PM   #1
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Brake for KHS Flite 100

I want to put a front brake on a KHS Flite 100 but the one I have doesn't fit.
What brakes would work for it?
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Old 10-01-08, 07:58 PM   #2
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what kind of brake do you have?

im pretty sure you can order a cheap tektro side pull brake.
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Old 10-01-08, 08:06 PM   #3
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i think this one should work:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1085

i have it on my kilo, and i believe it's the same frame, essentially.
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Old 10-01-08, 09:51 PM   #4
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It's a shimano.
When I hook it up the pads are too low and hit the spokes...I can't adjust it enough to fix this either...
Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-01-08, 10:59 PM   #5
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that bike island kit is a pretty damn good deal. shouldve done that from the get go
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Old 10-02-08, 02:01 AM   #6
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i got tektro quartz rx's on my flite.
they seem to work fine.
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Old 10-02-08, 11:02 AM   #7
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I got some tektro rx 40 for my rush hour after one of the calipers broke on the stock tektros. Got the pair for about 45 bucks online and they came with black koolstop pads. When adjusted properly, they have as much braking power as the ultegra calipers on my roadie. Good buy for 45 bucks.
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