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Old 12-29-12, 09:21 AM
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Nutted long reach brakes: Where can I find a set:

I'll need 75mm or longer reach centerpull or caliper brakes for a 650b conversion. Rivendell offers the Dia-Comp centerpull with a max reach of 78mm, they also have Tektro R559 with 75mm of reach. Both of these brakes have allen fasteners on the front brake.

My Trek has 45-55mm reach vintage Dura Ace brakes with nutted fasteners on the front.

Can I adapt to available nutted brakes without drilling?

What alternatives do I have with long reach older brakes that use nutted fasteners and fit my fork?

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Old 12-29-12, 09:28 AM
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I believe Teltro makes a brake to fill your needs.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40


I think I have some long reach Bailia brakes around here somewhere, I see how long they are.
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I can vouch for the Tektro long reach - Put a pair on a vintage peugeot expecting to get a more classic pair at a latter time - So satisfied with them they have remained...
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The Dia Compe centerpulls will work with the older nutted brake bolts that were found on the common Weinmann/Dia Compe center pull brakes of the 70s.
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I bought one of those cheaper, less finished Tektros, the R800 I think, for my son's bike. It is QUITE long reach and not very handsome, but was cheap, like $15.
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Hi there!@zandoval:
I also own a Peugeot PR10 (1976) and was thinking of buying and installing the Tektro R559. Do I have to consider something or is it pretty much plug and play?

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There are after-market screws available to fit both Shimano and Tektro brakes to turn them from recess mount to nutted mount. Current front becomes the rear, and rear + new screw becomes the front.
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Originally Posted by dabac
There are after-market screws available to fit both Shimano and Tektro brakes to turn them from recess mount to nutted mount. Current front becomes the rear, and rear + new screw becomes the front.
uh thats nice. Do you have a link for me?
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How about Weinmann Vainqueur 999 centerpulls in the 750 length? Do you need one set or two? These are pretty easy to find, and I probably have a set, if you need them.
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Originally Posted by han123
uh thats nice. Do you have a link for me?
I'm on my smartphone right now. Cut & paste is kinda awkward.
I've posted links before. If you do a forum search on me as user and "Tektro" you should find the earlier posts.
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Originally Posted by han123
uh thats nice. Do you have a link for me?
Tektro sells bolts for this direct from their site: TEKTRO USA
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I may be way off base but isn't this what the Sheldon nuts are for? (Go to the Harris website.) Gotta go ride so I haven't gone to any links here.

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FWIW the description on the Rivendell page says the reissue Dia Compe 750 brakes come with: "Nutted mounting hardware front and rear." As DC750 brakes more or less predate the recessed era, this isn't surprising, but I have read conflicting info from other vendors. You could always call Riv to clarify, they are quite helpful.

Worst case you use the back for the front, and use the back with a sheldon nut in the front.
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Old 08-15-17, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
I may be way off base but isn't this what the Sheldon nuts are for? (Go to the Harris website.) Gotta go ride so I haven't gone to any links here.

Ben
"Sheldon's nuts" are for mounting fenders on bicycles with recessed nutted brakes: Sheldon Fender Nut Set.
(Unless there are some other "Sheldon's nuts" of which I am unaware?)
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I did this exact thing with a set of recess mount brakes on an '84 Peugeot PH10LE. The recessed front brake was mounted to the seat stay bridge and became the rear brake a la nutted mounting (it has a longer threaded shank). For the front, the back side only on the fork was drilled out with a letter"O" drill to make clearance for the recess nut diameter which screwed onto the threaded shaft (the shorter of the two) of the brake. You can get different lengths of recessed nuts if necessary.
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Can you file the slots the extra 2mm's on a pair of tektros?
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Thanks guys. I will look into that!
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Originally Posted by Salamandrine
FWIW the description on the Rivendell page says the reissue Dia Compe 750 brakes come with: "Nutted mounting hardware front and rear." As DC750 brakes more or less predate the recessed era, this isn't surprising, but I have read conflicting info from other vendors. You could always call Riv to clarify, they are quite helpful.

Worst case you use the back for the front, and use the back with a sheldon nut in the front.
Maybe they offer both but the new pair I recently bought were nutted. I have never seen them offered in a recessed version.

FYI-The brakes are great but the gray pads they came with were terrible. I switched them over after one wet ride. I would not even put them in the box of crap.
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I ordered a set of nutted Tektro brakes recently from my lbs but I think they were mid reach length. When they first came in they were recessed nut. The shop sent them back and the next set was nutted. They work great.
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