Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-21-09, 09:33 AM   #1
bboy314
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bboy314's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NOLA
Bikes:
Posts: 118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Road brakes w/o recessed nut?

Does anyone know of some decent dual pivot calipers that are made without a recessed nut? I'm looking for them for an older frame I'm building up, and it will be for touring so something with pretty good clearance would be good. I'm not even sure exactly how to go about searching for such a thing, but does anyone know of something fitting the description?
bboy314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-09, 09:53 AM   #2
mangosalsa
Snapping chain = pain
 
mangosalsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hills-Vegas, NC
Bikes: 1987 Schwinn Traveler;1991 Bridgestone CB1;Rigid SS MTB
Posts: 246
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DISREGARD: You wanted something without the recessed nut. Although you can drill out the bridge.
==========================================================================

Like the Tektro R556?
(not my sale) http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektro-R556-Road...QQcmdZViewItem

Run these on my Lotus with 700x35 w/fenders.

Last edited by mangosalsa; 05-21-09 at 10:30 AM.
mangosalsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-09, 06:52 PM   #3
aroundoz
More Energy than Sense
 
aroundoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 155 miles north of Spokane
Bikes: Thorn Sherpa, Co-Motion Custom Road, Salsa Fargo, Mercian King of Mercia and Motobecane Fantom Pro 29er
Posts: 710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think you are looking for a caliper brake with a long enough threaded bolt which would extend beyond the rear of the fork so you can use a nut on it?

If so, you might want to ask in the vintage section of bike forums. I don't think there is anything current that fits the description but I have been wrong before.
aroundoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-09, 06:59 PM   #4
Sci-Fi
Senior Member
 
Sci-Fi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Many buy the Tektro's 800A's just for the bolts (nutted style) and put them in the dual pivot calipers of their choice. Modern Bike has the 800A's at $18 for the F/R set:
http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?IGPK=2126175524
Sci-Fi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-09, 11:37 AM   #5
elbows
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: Masi Speciale Randonneur, Fuji del Ray, Co-Motion Speedster
Posts: 389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's pretty easy to drill out the fork crown for a recessed nut. It can be done in a few minutes with an ordinary hand-held power drill, and then you can use any brakes you want.

Another option is to use centerpull calipers. They're probably easier to find (new or used) with a non-recessed nut.
elbows is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 PM.