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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-19-05, 02:35 PM   #1
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Brake recommendations

I'm building up a new ss bike with some moustache bars and reverse levers (only reason it's not going fixed is because I like this aesthetic...such a dork...) Anyway, the brakes I had on it (old modolo mach 1's) don't have strong enough return springs to pull the levers (unsprung) back, even with well-lubed housing. Anyone have rec's for sidepulls with very strong return springs?
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Old 05-19-05, 02:46 PM   #2
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a friend of mine just put a tektro set that he claimed was for bmx onto his crosscheck. He seems to really love them, claiming them to have more stopping power than his cantilevers. I think these are them:
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