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phillyrider 06-24-09 08:24 AM

A Place for Drop Bolts
 
Aside from waiting for ebay, where's there's usually more demand than supply - and homemade versions, which in my opinion look "homemade", is there a web source for brake drop bolts?

I am looking for a front and rear drop bolt, not recessed - but bolted on since it's going on a 60's frame. I don't need the kind that say brev and cost $100 each - just clean and functional to reach those 700c wheels.

I really like the suntour superbe brakes that I have, and don't mind spending the $30-$40 per bolt just to make it work. Yes, it took a while to resolve spending $40 on a bolt, which when you think about it, it's a little crazy. Problem is - I am finding that they're really difficult to find.

Thanks - I would appreciate any suggestions.
This one with shipping was $55...

http://i.ebayimg.com/11/!BT9biTQCGk~...1oC2jg~~_1.JPG

bluenote157 06-24-09 08:48 AM

man.. i'm almost thinking you should find some older centerpull mafac or dia compe on ebay and use those bolts? However, I dont think they have that indentation to hold the spring??

You can always try http://www.thethirdhand.com/ they usually have smaller parts??

AEO 06-24-09 08:51 AM

you can always buy an aluminum or steel bar from home depot and cut it to a length you desire.

aluminum being much easier to work with.

phillyrider 06-24-09 09:36 AM

Yeah - for older bikes, this is somewhat common with changing 27 inch to 700c wheels. Here's a homemade version (sheldon brown site). As expensive as the bolts are, they blend really well. I am just somewhat amazed that ok - I will part with $70 for 2 bolts, I just can't find them. The loose screws sites doesn't have them - but thanks for the suggestion.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/home-drop.html

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/dropbolt-r20.jpg


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