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Old 06-27-17, 11:55 AM
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Bikes: 1992 Trek 750 Multitrack, 1983 Zebrakenko Wind, 1982 Takara Tribute, 77 Takara mixte

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I recently converted my 77 Takara mixte to upright "touring" bars, with new brake cables and lined cable housing. Dia compe centerpull brakes, Araya steel wheels. Took it for a test ride, the brakes seemed good. Tried a hard braking emergency-type stop and the bike stopped so fast I went flying off the seat into the stem. Ouch. I don't see where you guys get that steel rims don't stop. Granted, they were dry.
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