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    Keirin/Clamp on Brakes

    Ugly as hell? Or is it just me? I just got mine in the mail and feel like drilling the fork now.
    i see you coastin

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    lol i have a set on my bike. i didnt buy it to look pretty though.

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    I think the NJS stamp will implode if you drill the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    I think the NJS stamp will implode if you drill the fork.
    Ya, I was scared Mr. Nagasawa would come to my house with his samurai sword if I drilled it.
    i see you coastin

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    after i have been riding on this keirin brake i realized how flexy they are. just have to get used to stopping a little earlier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by longjohns View Post
    after i have been riding on this keirin brake i realized how flexy they are. just have to get used to stopping a little earlier...
    what do you mean flexy? which one do you have?
    i see you coastin

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    I have the EAI/Promax aka just Promax one from Ben's Cycle. My fork is a bit wider than both the oval and round clamps they provide so I had to alter it by rearranging the clamp. With that there is a bit of flex, movement at the joints and it's a bit sketchy. But its just an extra safety measure for me. I do wish I had bought a new fork instead of getting this brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryle View Post
    I have the EAI/Promax aka just Promax one from Ben's Cycle. My fork is a bit wider than both the oval and round clamps they provide so I had to alter it by rearranging the clamp. With that there is a bit of flex, movement at the joints and it's a bit sketchy. But its just an extra safety measure for me. I do wish I had bought a new fork instead of getting this brake.
    thats the one i got
    i see you coastin

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    This is how i had to set mine up. The worst is with Ben's, once you mount it, you can't return it. That's a problem if you need to mount it to actually figure out if it fits...
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    same kit here. my fork is a kazane and it fits perfect with the round clamps. im fine with the brake setup. i havent noticed flexing at the clamp but more so in the bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longjohns View Post
    same kit here. my fork is a kazane and it fits perfect with the round clamps. im fine with the brake setup. i havent noticed flexing at the clamp but more so in the bracket.
    Yeah, I might have my terminology mixed up. Yeah not at the clamp but if you see in my above photo, at that joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryle View Post
    This is how i had to set mine up. The worst is with Ben's, once you mount it, you can't return it. That's a problem if you need to mount it to actually figure out if it fits...
    so you had to flip the front section to get it to fit? i think thats one of the main parts that adds to the little stiffness it has.

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    Yup. That was the only way. Any photos of yours fitting fine in the correct manner?

    Edit: Good call, I could probably just cut the tips off so it does hold onto the fork clamps.

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    after looking at your photo maybe you can shorten that section you flipped over a little and turn it back around. you might gain some stiffness that way...

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    I believe that little section is also inplace to prevent the bolt from directly coming in contact with the fork. Which is does in my case, and I fear turning it too tight incase it dents the fork...

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    sorry about the crappy iphone photos. but this is how mine is setup.
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    I dont think they look bad at all.

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    i don't have flex issues. I use the dia-compe ones tho. Will post pics later.
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    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    quit being such a wuss and just ride w/o a brake
    skinnytire

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    quit being such a wuss and just ride w/o a brake
    i live downtown, too many bad drivers
    i see you coastin

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    i was just kiddin yaaaaa
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    kimori clamp on brakes are cleaner... don't know how they ride though, i just saw them at NAHBS



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    The front clamp is beautiful. Can't find much they cost though.

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    i dont like that they are metal on paint. ^

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