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Old 06-02-08, 06:56 PM
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long reach brakes to fit fenders

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I will be getting some fenders for my bike soon but for that i have to get long reach brakes. How do i determine which ones will work? I have Shimano Tiagra now on my Surly Pacer and they work but i do not have enough clearance for fatter tires and fenders. I was planning on using 700x28 tires with some Honjo fenders. any suggestions?????
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Old 06-02-08, 06:59 PM
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Long reach road calipers I would assume. I have these in my garage for my salsa casserole.
http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.aspx?PART_NUM_SUB='1314-00'
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Long reach road calipers. oops forgot to mention that. thanks.
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Shimano has a version (or two) but cost a bit more.
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Old 06-03-08, 03:51 AM
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I run these with Paselas. They are a genuine bargain, and they will accomodate a fender and big, fat tires. They look great, too.
 
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I run some old Mafac Racers they seem to have a long reach and will accommodate fenders easily, you can also find them pretty easily/cheaply.
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I must be misunderstanding something. Your current brakes reach the rims you're using, but you don't have clearance for fenders and fat tires. But if you're using the same wheels how will just changing the brakes give you any more clearance? Seems like the wheel/tire would be just as close to where the fenders will mount regardless of the brakes, unless you're currently using a drop-bolt.
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Lamplight is right on the mark. You can't just put long reach calipers on a bike made for standard reach calipers. The determining factor is the distance between the brake mount and rim. If that distance doesn't change, you can not change calipers and have them work ...
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It SAYS that there is room for fenders and 28's or 32 and presumably no fenders. That sounds a little tight to me. Certainly not cyclocross style clearance.

What you may need is a little more splay in the brake arms to pass around the fenders and then use pads with more spacing to reach back to where the rim surfaces are located. Something like a mountain bike brakepad intended for the V brakes and that uses those ball and cup washers will let you set the arms out more for fender clearance and still see the pads having the right rim clearance.

If the extra splaying out of the arms results in the arms not being long engough THEN you can look into some longer armed options. But if your present setup has about an 1/8 inch or so of slot left below the pad fixing screw then you should be fine.
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