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Originally Posted by Cute Boy Horse
I have to wonder how much of that improvement is just feel. Modern brake setups feel firm but I honestly can't say I've ever had trouble with a single pivot weinmann 500.
I was going to keep the single pivot brakes I have for now. With a newer (smoother) brake lever and a nice fat wedge brake pad, the front should be responsive enough. I just can't convert to a 700c on the ones I have, but I got a new 27" wheel, so I'm not worrying about wheel conversions for the time being, but thanks Europa.
Originally Posted by Bat56
Where the hell did you find a girlfriend who suggests converting to a front disk brake to mitigate the brake problem. That's totally what I would do if you need a new wheel.
either way, marry her.
She suggested it to make a really unique and interesting fixed gear, I just didn't want to deal with it now. Maybe in the future when my funds increase, Ill slip a disc brake on the front and do the 700c switch over.
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