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the extending front brake thing!!!!

Old 09-08-06, 09:09 PM
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the extending front brake thing!!!!

I just got the front brake on my bike so that it fits with a 700 wheel!!!!!
I have seen pics of setups on here to make this work, but I got some long reach brakes from nashbar and thought they would work. well, they didn't reach. whiz on them, anyway, by cutting off the part of the old schwinn approved brake where the pad can be slid up and down, and using that to extend the distance from where the brake is supposed to bolt on the bottom of the steerer tube just that little bit worked great!!!!!!!!!!11
and the part of the old brake is pretty stiff and strong. cant find my camera download wire to show pics, but the setup looks super clean and sturdy.
I rode brakeless for a while, but the first day I did, in the morning w/out coffee yet, I rode down some stairs trying to remember the bike path. I usually take the road, but brakelesss seemed too risky!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!!!! ***** !!!!!!! !!!! !!!... ! !! !!!!! !!!!! ?
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I would like to see the pics if you get a chance. I'm building up my fixie and the rear I know will be to long and I'll need to extend the hole down about a cm. I was thinking of cutting a piece out of an old hinge. Can't get more sturdier than that. Anyone else got pics or ideas?
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Originally Posted by FERAL
I was thinking of cutting a piece out of an old hinge.

And riding brakeless is dangerous, right?
Dude...
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Old 09-09-06, 01:16 AM
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Pics, man, pics.
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you mean like this? (but in front)

This allow me to use 700c's on a bike designed for 27" with normal reach brakes
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Old 09-09-06, 12:20 PM
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Take it the the LBS. That's what they are there for.
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Originally Posted by carleton
Take it the the LBS. That's what they are there for.
Why don't you contribute something useful instead of droning on about the LBS like a robot. **** is getting old already.
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Originally Posted by curlybro
Why don't you contribute something useful instead of droning on about the LBS like a robot. **** is getting old already.

Whatevs.

How about this. Post this in the Bicycle Mechanics forum.
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carlton is a troll
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Originally Posted by sloppy robot
carlton is a troll
Wikipedia

"a troll is someone who comes into an established community such as an online discussion forum, and posts inflammatory, rude, repetitive or offensive messages designed intentionally to annoy or antagonize the existing members or disrupt the flow of discussion, including the personal attack of calling others trolls."

My posts involved a solution to the stated problem. Your's didn't.
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Originally Posted by FERAL
I would like to see the pics if you get a chance. I'm building up my fixie and the rear I know will be to long and I'll need to extend the hole down about a cm. I was thinking of cutting a piece out of an old hinge. Can't get more sturdier than that. Anyone else got pics or ideas?
Ideas:

Sheldon Brown's Drop Bolt

Extra long reach 48-64mm
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Old 09-09-06, 03:13 PM
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And since when was wikipedia a valid source for anything?

At any rate, tektro makes long reach calipers, 47-57mm. If those aren't long enough, sheldon browns got some longer ones, but crappier versions of tektros.
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are you takling about filing out the bottom portion of the slots where the brake pads go?
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Look at the ****n picture

LBS will not help you here, not in this country of lawyers
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Originally Posted by carleton
Wikipedia

"a troll is someone who comes into an established community such as an online discussion forum, and posts inflammatory, rude, repetitive or offensive messages designed intentionally to annoy or antagonize the existing members or disrupt the flow of discussion, including the personal attack of calling others trolls."

My posts involved a solution to the stated problem. Your's didn't.
id take the time to copy some of your "helpful" posts from the past 2 days... but its a waste of time.. when not telling people to go to the LBS or mechanics forum.. youre just talking ****..

my post was addressing a bigger solution.. ignoring you

that troll definition fits you perfectly.. its weird you dispute that
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now i understand! op was unintelligible. picture explained all. you cut off the slotted part of the caliper and use it as a drop bolt.
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Originally Posted by carleton
Take it the the LBS. That's what they are there for.

if you study the original post it seems the poster is speaking of a solution that has already been implemented.
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Originally Posted by poopncow
you mean like this? (but in front)

This allow me to use 700c's on a bike designed for 27" with normal reach brakes
10-4 that is the way, except for the front brake. we thought we were being creative and all. just like when I thought I invented the cheese slicer in high school. so good at cutting the cheez
did I mention whiz on nashbars long reach brakes?
they couldn't reach 700 wheel on a common type of schwinn frame
camera cord is still MIA
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Old 09-11-06, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by freebird
And riding brakeless is dangerous, right?
Dude...
went over handlebars down some steps first day w/out, after a 5 inch failed skid stop
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You want to get in with the Cranky and Vintage boys. I have like 9 gazillion sets of calipers that reach 64-75mm. I can't sell the things at all, because there's just so many of them. They're not as good as modern double pivot brakes, but I'd trust them a LOT more than a drop bolt made out of the cheese you found in the bottom of the fridge.
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