I've read the last thread, from about July of last year, regarding the FRONT brake reach issue. The problem I have is that the front and rear brakes have a significantly different reach, so that unless I run mismatched brakes I need to use a drop bolt for the REAR to run 700c's. Even worse, the front is nutted and the rear is recessed, so that even if I bought the longest reach brake I could for the rear, the mounting method would be COMPLETELY BACKWARD from what would be required.
To me this seems like a mistake in designing/manufacturing; what POSSIBLE REASON could there be for building a frame requiring two different brakes f/r? To let that continue, and further, to continue to market the frameset with such a huge and obvious design flaw is irresponsible.
I hereby declare the Motobecane Jury to be a huge piece of CRAP, and those who build it to be hucksters, those who sell them to be charlatans, and those who don't think it's a serious problem to be IDIOTS. Not all of us want to run a single brake, and if the bridge is there it should be at the proper height, period. Even if I ran 27's, I would still be faced with a different mounting sitch f/r, and that is just plain STUPID.