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Old 02-22-09, 11:46 PM
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"old school" bmx question

so i need a brake that has a super long reach, like a bmx brake. i ordered 80's NOS pedals and they came in a thread size that isn't used much anymore (useless to me). Does anybody have an idea if a brake from the 80's should likely be the same reach as one now (70-90mm). I know there is no certain answer but maybe one of you dudes who actually remembers the eighties and help me make a more informed decision.
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I'm not sure, but you'll probably have better luck asking this on BMXMUSEUM.com. it's more focused on old school bikes than here.
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They ran coaster brakes in the 80's
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Originally Posted by MY26INCHCRUISER
They ran coaster brakes in the 80's
Some did, some didn't. My Tuff wheels were coaster, my Araya/Sun race wheels were rim brake. I just rebuilt an old Redline MicroMini and was able to use a Weinman Top560 single side pull caliper off an 80's road bike on it. The brake bridge was slotted to allow lots of adjustment.

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Sweet ride ,Is that a 26 or 24
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If you are not concerned that they are truly "vintage" you should take a look at the Odyssey 1999 Brake Kit. It is an old style long reach caliper brake that mounts in single hole in a seatstay brace.

The pedals you referred to are probably 1/2 inch threading, they are still used one pretty much every bike with a one piece crank.
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Originally Posted by MY26INCHCRUISER
Sweet ride ,Is that a 26 or 24
It is a 20 actually. It was given to me by another BF, Wordbiker, to rebuild for my son's to ride. His son used to ride it back in the day.

As I got it.



As it is today.



I am pretty sure my big arse would crush it.

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Good work on the bike.
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It looked so big in the first picture. Very good job on the build
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WOW
It looked so big in the first picture. Very good job on the build
The thin rims and the high bottom bracket add up to make it look big, esp. without a person there to give a frame of reference.

And thanks, it was a labor of love and the boys love it. One the first ride, just before that pic, Wade told me how fast and light the bike was.
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one piece cranks, eh? maybe i can put together some beaters with flashy pedals. i don't really care about vintage but theres so much cheap fun-looking stuff on ebay.
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i recently built a bike around an old mongoose frame and forks...

i highly recommend niagaracycle.com
they have oodles of new parts made/fitted for older bmx frames.

https://www.niagaracycle.com/

i used these brakes
https://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=10070
and they work pretty darn good considering the $10 pricetag.
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