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[Brompton] Brazing disk brake mount on front fork?

Old 07-18-23, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Winfried
What about just changing for those levers (Avid, Shimano) while keeping the dual pivot Brompton calipers? Is it worth it?

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Q.Do [Avid Speed Dial 7 levers] work with road calipers?
A. They will not, the Avid Speed Dial 7 levers are compatible with long pull brakes, road caliper brakes are short pull.
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You can adjust the leverage on the Speed Dial levers to make them work with either type of brake. I have then on my Birdy, my Moulton and my Daughter’s Trek. You can “dial” the levers in to shorten the travel for shorter travel brakes, or vice versa. That’s why I like them.
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Originally Posted by Winfried
What about compressionless brake housing? Do they make a real difference?
In my experience the housing makes a difference for long cable runs, i.e., the rear brake, but not so much the front.
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling
You can adjust the leverage on the Speed Dial levers to make them work with either type of brake. I have then on my Birdy, my Moulton and my Daughter’s Trek. You can “dial” the levers in to shorten the travel for shorter travel brakes, or vice versa. That’s why I like them.
Thx. I'll get a pair and try 'em out.
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The Avid Speed Dial 7 got in.

Does someone know how the red button should be dialed to match Brompton's road caliper?

All the way in or out?

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Edit: AFAICT, it's all the way in.

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