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    Boots lost in transit tiiger's Avatar
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    Steamroller brake suggestions?

    My beanroller has a single front brake, with the cross lever on the bar top (just like everyone else's)... But I'm gonna go with hoods and need to add a rear brake.

    So, need recommendations on the calipers... Silver, not black... I know I need long reach (47-57mm... some call them "standard reach"). Tektro, most likely. (Although, I went to www.tektro.com today to check out the products and the domain has expired! Nice.)

    I could just get this rear caliper (Tektro A536) for $15 at Amazon...

    http://www.amazon.com/TEKTRO-Recesse.../dp/B000OF2M48

    that might be the cheap and easy way to go. But any thoughts on which ones? Or replace the existing front and put in a complete set? A556? A538? R730?

    My rear seatstay bridge is post-2007, fyi... (as below)


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    The Tektro R536 is what you need, and it works just fine.

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    I've had Tektro's they work but they are neither flashy nor particularly good. I really like Cane Creek Brakes the SCR3 are available in silver and work well

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    Boots lost in transit tiiger's Avatar
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    Thanks guys... I found a good deal on some Tektro A538 calipers ($34 total for front and rear), so I went that route. The Cane Creeks look nice, but a little more than I wanted to spend. (I'd have wanted to get a pair if I did it.)

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    They have this set on bikeisland.com for $40. It comes with two brakes, levers with hoods, cables, housing and ferrules.

    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1757

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    Boots lost in transit tiiger's Avatar
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    Yeah, I'm kind of between total economy and an upgrade. I already have hoods/levers and cables... so I just needed the calipers.

    I can't see bikeisland.com without thinking about Pen Island's unfortunate web address.

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    Well if you are going to upgrade


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    Zero gravity on a steamroller!?!?! H3d aspl0de!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Zero gravity on a steamroller!?!?! H3d aspl0de!!!
    Cheaper than an Aerospoke, not to mention more useful


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