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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 11-28-08, 04:47 AM   #1
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Old 11-28-08, 05:15 AM   #2
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Please note:

this is a front break:


this is a front brake:


Thank you.
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Old 11-28-08, 05:17 AM   #3
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Ha ha! That's why nothing showed up in my searches. Sucks being Swedish... Thanks.
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Old 11-28-08, 06:44 AM   #4
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this is a front break:
Since we're being pedantic and grammatical.

That's not a break. Sure it might be broke, but break infers the act of damaging something.
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Old 11-28-08, 06:56 AM   #5
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Ha ha! That's why nothing showed up in my searches. Sucks being Swedish... Thanks.
better to be swedish than be american and a complete idiot
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i really dig ultegra and dura ace brakes.
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Old 11-28-08, 08:15 AM   #7
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Since we're being pedantic and grammatical.

That's not a break. Sure it might be broke, but break infers the act of damaging something.
You know the word "pedantic" but you don't know that "break" is also a noun?

Seriously???

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/break

Right down by number 68.



As to the OP, does it matter what style of brake? The best stopping power is going to come from linear pull V brakes, and as for road calipers my experience is limitted to a set of Tektro calipers which work ok but haven't really astounded me with their awesomeness
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Old 11-28-08, 08:23 AM   #8
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Wow proper grammar and spelling is obviously necessary in a online forum.
If you know what it means, who cares.

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i just bought myself some cane creek scr-3s, ill let you know if they are any good.
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Old 11-28-08, 08:57 AM   #9
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Sucks being Swedish... Thanks.
Haha, as a Dane, I concur!!

(just kidding!)
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Old 11-28-08, 09:07 AM   #10
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Haha, as a Dane, I concur!!
"Danskjävlar!"
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Old 11-28-08, 09:15 AM   #11
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Old 11-28-08, 09:19 AM   #12
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For the lever Diatech Goldfinger. It's inexpensive, hinged and solid.

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Old 11-28-08, 09:21 AM   #14
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For the lever....
Need it all chrome because I'm a poseur!
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Old 11-28-08, 09:38 AM   #15
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You know the word "pedantic" but you don't know that "break" is also a noun?

Seriously???

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/break

Right down by number 68.
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Old 11-28-08, 09:42 AM   #16
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Take it apart, rough it up with some steel-wool and Krylon it any color you want.. same with your brake calipers.
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Old 11-28-08, 03:22 PM   #17
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Any of the dual pivot sidepull calipers should be good as long as you go with premium brake pads such as Kool Stops, properly adjusted. Pads can make a big difference in brake performance. Even the older single pivot sidepulls can be improved a lot with good pads and low friction cables.

As mentioned V brakes are probably the strongest cable operated rim brakes but they require cantilever posts on the fork to mount and need the correct pull length levers.
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Old 11-28-08, 03:40 PM   #18
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or from Florida
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Old 11-28-08, 03:42 PM   #19
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Need it all chrome because I'm a poseur!
Well there's this weird lever: http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=188_482&products_id=5970

Or this guy, but the clamp is black, but you can strip it if you want: http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=188_482&products_id=4479

It's tough to find what you're looking for. Believe me, I did.
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Old 11-28-08, 03:48 PM   #20
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I love paul component love levers. http://www.paulcomp.com/cantilever.jpg
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Old 11-28-08, 05:25 PM   #21
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Avid Code, all the way.

....I mean Ultegra/DA with a Paul Love Lever and Nokon Housing.
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Old 11-28-08, 05:51 PM   #22
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Melbourne, Sweden?
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105's did me well.
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