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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-18-08, 02:15 AM   #1
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Looking for inexpensive brake set

Hello. I'm looking for some inexpensive brakes for my bike. Those bmx or mtb levers would be nice. Trying to get the cheapest with ok stopping power.
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Old 10-18-08, 03:16 AM   #2
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You know the cheaper you get, the more you risk it.


But this is a good deal here, I just slapped these on and they're fairly decent. I've heard many reviews about people saying the skid-pads suck, but that's just a $3 fix.

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

$35 shipped, you can't complain.
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Old 10-18-08, 03:19 AM   #3
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Do you think having 2 front and rear brakes is necessary while riding SS?
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Old 10-18-08, 06:37 AM   #4
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I'd suggest you using one front and one rear brake rather than two. Because you don't have any additional stopping power on the rear, dual brakes is the best option. If something goes wrong with the front brake, you're not doomed or if the braking conditions are less than optimal you have some extra braking power.
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I have that Tektro lever and a Sora front brake I'll sell you for $25, PM me if you're interested.
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