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Old 07-19-16, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by fettsvenska View Post
I'm fairly certain that the fork is original but since I'm not the original owner, I can't be 100%. The half an ounce of common sense that I have was telling me not to drill this frame. Most of the feedback on this thread confirms that I shouldn't do that. I'm still hoping that someone who is more of a subject matter expert on Gazelles will know what the original brakes were and chime in.

My 1986 Trek 400 Elance came with a recessed front brake and a nutted rear. However the rear went into a "block" brazed onto the brake bridge- so it made it necessary to have a longer brake bolt. You could have just used a normal recessed brake bolt and nut, but the block wasn't drilled for it.


The brakes that came on it were some Shimano brakes that weren't high end, but they were nice enough mid-reach brakes.


I opted to install two front 600 tri-color calipers, dual pivot in the front, single pivot in the rear. I think they look cool that way.
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