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Old 06-24-09, 08:24 AM
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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...


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Old 06-24-09, 08:48 AM
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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 https://www.thethirdhand.com/ they usually have smaller parts??
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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.
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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.

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


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