I converted an old Schwinn World Sport to a fixed gear the I have been happy with for the last six months, but my new commute has a few very long steep hills, and I have flopped to the freewheel side so I can do some coasting on the way down.
I replaced the horrible old 27in wheels for 700c, and the guy at the LBS found an old caliper brake that would reach the front. But with no skid, I'm not stopping by fat a** as quickly as I would like.
I'm looking for some options for a decent rear brake or a front/rear brake setup that will reach all the way down to the new 700c's. The Tectro R556 extra long reach that I bought don't do the trick. Any other options anybody recommends?