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Old 04-18-11, 11:44 AM   #1
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brake question

so I bought eighthinch julians and a dirty harry brake lever and i was wondering what brake i should run if i am running it on the back wheel. anyone have a suggestion?
should be moderately cheap if possible.
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Old 04-18-11, 05:01 PM   #2
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What kind of frame? Pics?
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its just an old 76 centurion super le mans. i don't have any pictures right now, but it has standard holes for brakes.
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its just an old 76 centurion super le mans. i don't have any pictures right now, but it has standard holes for brakes.
Unfortunately for you, several standards exist. Were there already brakes on it?
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You must first measure your reach. Reach: http://sheldonbrown.com/calipers.html#reach Continue reading to find out how to install a brake intended for recessed mounting on a frame not intended for such a brake.

Also, mount the brake on the FRONT, not the rear. It will be twice as useful up there.
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