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Reach of 1020 sidepull brakes?


Old 03-18-06, 01:42 PM
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Reach of 1020 sidepull brakes?

Anyone have any idea of the reach of BMX sidepull brakes that would be described as 1020 sidepulls-brand name Lee Chi??
How wide are sidepulls like this-I mean how much space between the caliper arms when the calipers on on the bike,but not being "squeezed"?
I'm asking because I'm thinking about using some for a project where I need about 85mm from the center of the mounting bolt to the center of the shoe when it is at it's "longest" setting.Thanks.Charlie
PS-Most road bikes-70's vintage-have about 56mm of reach-I need 30mm more for a shorter wheel(622 to 559).
PPS Hey,why are BMX brakes sooo long?Why do they need sooo much space above the tire?To add height to the bike-seat,but still use small-20"-wheels?
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the tires are alot bigger then most road bikes...i think.
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