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Anyone installed a rim brake on a Huffy Cranbrook?

Old 01-24-22, 03:09 PM
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Anyone installed a rim brake on a Huffy Cranbrook?

If so, can you tell me what brake kit you used to fit he bike? The coaster brake works okay, but a front rim brake would add a lot to the bike. Also it would help steady the thing for this 69 year old geezer when mounting/dismounting. Also as a safety valve should a chain brake.
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Look to the BMX parts for a rim brake. They have Dia-compe ones which are good for the amount of reach you need. I thought of using some but with posts for V brakes I am instead switching to DC canti for my Schwinn.
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Make sure the fork has a mounting hole.

Get koolstop pads and a short pull lever.
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+1 with above; assuming the fork has the requisite hole, measure the "drop" to insure the brake is the right length.
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Make sure the fork has a mounting hole.

Get koolstop pads and a short pull lever.
they do. Most low/mid bikes have a fork hole.
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Any 'ol non roadbike sidepull will fit. I prefer a beefier bmx caliper, than some chintzy stamped steel one. Find one with a standard sized mounting bolt, because bmx sidepulls come in two bolt sizes; standard and a bigger ⅞ or whatever sized bolt. Why, 'cause they're forged aluminum and won't bend/flex. I have a Dans Comp 1999 brake on the front of my LaJolla, with a short pull lever, came as a set.
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Originally Posted by 2old View Post
+1 with above; assuming the fork has the requisite hole, measure the "drop" to insure the brake is the right length.
All walmart cruiser use the same fork, and have a hole for a brake/fender. I don't know any walmart bike that doesn't.
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Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
All walmart cruiser use the same fork, and have a hole for a brake/fender. I don't know any walmart bike that doesn't.
This Cranbrook has the hole.
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Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
Any 'ol non roadbike sidepull will fit. I prefer a beefier bmx caliper, than some chintzy stamped steel one. Find one with a standard sized mounting bolt, because bmx sidepulls come in two bolt sizes; standard and a bigger ⅞ or whatever sized bolt. Why, 'cause they're forged aluminum and won't bend/flex. I have a Dans Comp 1999 brake on the front of my LaJolla, with a short pull lever, came as a set.
I got a 1999 on the back of one of my daughters bikes. Itís a solid option.
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+1 The Tektro caliper is solid.
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