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Did I make a mistake?

Old 02-20-06, 02:08 PM
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Did I make a mistake?

I have a 2005 Giant OCR Composite Limited bike. I currently have Tektro 521 AG Long Reach brakes, which I want to upgrade to Shimano Ultegra. I bought and just received Shimano Ultegra BR-6600 brakes from Performancebike.com. Did I just make a mistake, will I have to buy something that is "long reach"? (I haven't tried installing the brakes yet...)

I'd appreciate any help you all could give this newbie.
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There is one way to find out. Put them on and see if there's enough adjustment room so the pads hit correctly on the rims. Or if you don't want to go to that trouble, measure the distance from the mounting hole on the fork to the rim, and then compare the distance from the mounting bolt on the ultegras to the brake pad
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I did the same thing.............if you have LR on now, chances are very good that you will need the LR Ultegra's.
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I did the same thing to replace the LR calipers on my LeMond....had to send them back because Ultegra calipers were too short. Still using Tektro calipers......upgraded to Kool Stop pads and now they work great! The only LR Shimano calipers I could find were the "600s" at Harris Cyclery.
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