Old 08-21-18, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by vie303 View Post
So onto next sets of questions:

I'm replacing the Weinnmann 750 with a little more compact modern brakes.
Here are options and my thoughts:

Tektro R559 - Seems big (57-73mm)
Tektro R539 - Like the looks (47-57mm)

Would the R539 be the right fit for my Raleigh? Also, would there be drilling involved to accept the recessed nuts?
You can get the R559's in a nutted version. Or, if you have a recessed version, the front brake goes to the back and you can use a nut on that. You can get a new bolt for the front to make it into a nutted version. About $10.
Or, you can drill. I chose to get the new bolt when I mounted R559's to an older frame.

70mm conversion bolt


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