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Old 09-13-11, 08:34 PM
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Good long reach side pull brakes? (65mm)

I tried the Tektro R556, but they have a horrendous amount of flex. They actually hit the tire under "normal" braking.

I just need a front one, any recommendations? I'd love to keep the price under $50.
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Old 09-13-11, 08:51 PM
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For 65mm reach, the R556 is the only one to my knowledge. FWIW, I've not experienced that amount of flex with that brake.

Another option is Paul Racer "center mount," though they're center-pulls.
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Old 09-13-11, 08:56 PM
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How do you feel about white?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Nexu...#ht_979wt_1185
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Those Paul Racers are a bit outside of my price range! At that price, I would just buy a 27 inch wheel and "normal" reach brakes.

I don't mind what color, but I've had...not so good experiences with ebay, mostly not receiving items. Also, that looks like the older style. I have a pair, and tried to get them to work, but I could never get them balanced right.

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Old 09-13-11, 09:22 PM
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oban_kobi: I don't know the EBay seller, but a U.S. seller with >5000 transactions and 100% positive feedback might just be worth risking the $18.95 with free shipping.
Edit: I see you already tried them.

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I didn't try the EBay ones. You're right though, it may be worth the slight risk.

I noticed one of the pivot allen bolts was loose. I tried tightening it, but stripped it. :facepalm:

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Those are very good brakes, I don't notice excessive flex. I suspect there's some other issue.
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they are reasonably good brakes, if you face some other problem then check out this site http://www.sheldonbrown.com/caliper-sidepull.html for any explanation
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It seems as though the bolt holding on the outer arm wasn't screwed in all the way. I stripped it trying to fix it, unfortunately. I'm going to see if they'll give me a replacement. Probably not, but who knows
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