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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-13-10, 07:02 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-13-10, 07:07 PM   #2
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lol i have a set on my bike. i didnt buy it to look pretty though.
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Old 09-13-10, 07:08 PM   #3
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I think the NJS stamp will implode if you drill the fork.
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Old 09-13-10, 07:13 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-13-10, 07:16 PM   #5
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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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Old 09-13-10, 07:18 PM   #6
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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...
what do you mean flexy? which one do you have?
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Old 09-13-10, 07:37 PM   #7
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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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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
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Old 09-13-10, 07:51 PM   #9
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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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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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Old 09-13-10, 07:55 PM   #12
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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...
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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quit being such a wuss and just ride w/o a brake
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quit being such a wuss and just ride w/o a brake
i live downtown, too many bad drivers
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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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