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Old 07-16-10, 08:46 PM   #1
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Can I use the rear break that comes with Windsor hour as the front?

I think it can't fit into the front fork but I am not sure.
any tips?
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You need a longer mounting bolt, but yes it can be done. You will also need to shorten the cable and housing and to swap the brake pads on the caliper.
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is it better to have a front or rear brake? i just got a windsor a couple days ago and i put it on the back cause i figured it slowing the rear wheel would keep my legs from pedaling too fast.
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is it better to have a front or rear brake? i just got a windsor a couple days ago and i put it on the back cause i figured it slowing the rear wheel would keep my legs from pedaling too fast.
your bike slowing down will keep you legs from pedaling too fast. nothing to do with front or rear brake.
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is it better to have a front or rear brake? i just got a windsor a couple days ago and i put it on the back cause i figured it slowing the rear wheel would keep my legs from pedaling too fast.
It's better to have the brake on the front, because you can brake much harder in the front than the rear. The only time you need a rear brake is in poor traction conditions such as wet or oily roads, and on a fixed gear you can use your legs as a rear brake by back pedalling.
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