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Old 03-30-21, 11:54 AM
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WTB - CLB Professional Calipers

Hello! Looking to upgrade the brakes on my beloved Trek 613 do-everything-bike. Looking for these calipers in a non-recessed version as I haven't drilled out the brake mounts on my bike nor do I intended to. See the picture below from velobase. Rider quality is fine. Don't need levers.

I have some nice parts, Campy, Suntour, etc if you're interested in trading, also a cash-for-brakes transition is fine. PM me if you got a pair you're looking to move on and how much you'd like to get for them.

I know they're not super common, but hoping somewhere out here is doing some spring parts cleaning. If you have other nice brakes you'd like to try to sell me on in lieu of these, feel free to shoot your shot.

EDIT: measuring the Trek, looks like I'll need about 6.75 cm of reach.

Please and thank you,


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The CLB professional brakesets are great. Super light, very smooth action and beautiful styling that only the French can do.
World champion Jeannie Longgo used CLB professional brakesets on most of her competition bikes during her very long, successful career, so CLBs were definitely used by the highest caliber riders.
Only minuses would be their use of very small brake pads that might not be up to the task of safe braking in extreme situations, and, do not get tempted to use their weight weenie brake cable set with the aluminum casings. Sure they save quite a bit if weight compare to steel cased brake cable sets, but the CLB brake cable casings compress like you wouldn't believe. So bad that they feel like they lessen your braking power and response by at least, half.
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Old 03-30-21, 08:56 PM
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I think I have a set of those I’d be willing to part with, but reach is fairly short. You might want to confirm the reach you need on your Trek.
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They're pretty:


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Mine are short reach as well





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Pretty Indeed! I've updated the original post with my reach requirements.
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Not sure if what I have is the model you’re looking for, but arm is marked on the back GL 47-60, and reach is, yes, 47-60mm, a bit short for what your Trek needs:


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Mine must be a different model as they do not have the reach stamped on them, but definitely not long reach
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