A lot of frames have cable routing that is not centered on the top tube, and all brakes have the cable runnning down one side. If those two dont match the easiest solution is to flip the brake and mount it on the inside. Not the best solution, and you do loose a bit of stopping power. But it works.
'89 Cannondale SR300; '64-'66 Allegro Special; '83 Centurion LeMans RS; '74 Raleigh Grand Prix
Originally Posted by ianjk
I should really start flipping $40 road bikes.
Originally Posted by xavier853
not bad but i wouldn't pay 150. There are a lot of these kind of SS conversions over here in muncie. except they are spray painted. all over. rims+tires+spokes+cassette. it makes me lol then
Like I said, I can't really fault the guy -- it works. But that's absolutely ridiculous to try and flip some low-end Univega for $150 and call it a "conversion" when all he did was actually <i>detract</I> from the value of the bike by removing the derailleurs.