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Old 05-17-10, 12:26 AM   #1
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Front Breaks for a Fuji Obey?

as you may have seen in my other thread, im picking up a Fuji Obey this coming weekend, but want to throw a front brake on it.

Where can i get a simple clamp-on brake to throw on there?

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Old 05-17-10, 12:30 AM   #2
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I was just looking on Ben's and I found this.
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...ducts_id=10216
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Old 05-17-10, 12:43 AM   #3
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I was just looking on Ben's and I found this.
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...ducts_id=10216

i did see that, but it seemed very big, looking for something more aesthetically pleasing. That is the only one i have been able to find.
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switch forks and get a disc. 1" disc fork might be impossible but that's why it would be cool.
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Old 05-17-10, 06:30 AM   #5
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switch forks and get a disc. 1" disc fork might be impossible but that's why it would be cool.
I sorta want to keep the bike with the parts it has for no
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Drill it. It's a $200 frameset.
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Doubt you'll find anything much better than what Vixtor posted.
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What scrod said. It's just a Fuji Track frame with lugs. And there's nothing wrong with drilling a fork unless it's some vintage super-valuable-must-keep-original track bike, or, like the brake linked is meant for, an NJS frame. $60 is just too much.
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What scrod said. It's just a Fuji Track frame with lugs. And there's nothing wrong with drilling a fork unless it's some vintage super-valuable-must-keep-original track bike, or, like the brake linked is meant for, an NJS frame. $60 is just too much.
You need a raise in your allowance.
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You need a raise in your allowance.
I'm a student. My income comes from scholarships, bursaries, research positions and odd graphics design jobs I do (I work for deviantART on occasion). I pay for my tuition, my condo rent, all my living expenses and for my bikes. My current ride is valued at nearly $1500. I make just enough to survive and live large once in a while, so excuse me for being frugal.
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If you drill, measure first. There may not be a short enough reach caliper made for the obey front fork.
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drill baby drill!!!

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its "brake" not "break"
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Drill the fork and buy this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_2653wt_913
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sorry guys, no way in hell I'm drilling the fork on this bike

ill just spring for the clamp-on, im only going to use it until i dont need it anymore, so i dont want to permanently disfigure my baby.
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Well ok then.
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