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Old 04-18-11, 11:11 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-18-11, 10:56 PM   #2
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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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Old 04-19-11, 11:17 AM   #4
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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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Old 04-19-11, 01:14 PM   #6
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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.

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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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Zero gravity on a steamroller!?!?! H3d aspl0de!!!
Cheaper than an Aerospoke, not to mention more useful

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