Where's the dumb questions thread?

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Endpoint
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I’ve done a few 650b conversions on Soma Buena Vista (and Smoothie ES) with the Tektro brakes. They are pretty underwhelming.

Obviously the solution is to replace the frame with a cross check.

Or get those VO brakes and report back.

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:44
kmcdon
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Damnit.

I suppose I'll try the single 559 on the front and see what's up. I just feel like I'll be able to get it to work a hair better than the centerpull fuckery that she's on right now. It's drop bar with the tektro trp rrl whateverthefuck levers. I think I'm gonna leave the centerpull in the rear because on a mixte it looks fucking sweet, and it works fine back there.

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:57
Endpoint
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I have yet to try with compressionless. That may help. The calipers flex enough to probably provide some modulation without regular housing.

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:59
motorbacon
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(Reply to #2404)

Endpoint wrote:
I have yet to try with compressionless. That may help. The calipers flex enough to probably provide some modulation without regular housing.

This

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:11
drwelby
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DiaCompe still sells the Boomerang 990 mounting plate. It's kind of an ugly solution however.

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:15
kmcdon
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whoa

that's pretty cool but homegirl ain't gonna let that fly.

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:20
Goddamnit Gunther
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These aren’t quite as ugly atmo

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:36
deadforkinglast
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Fuck both of those. Get that long reach sidepull. If that doesn't work then you obviously bought the wrong frame.

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:38
joy of vaping
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Put one brake on the front of the fork crown and one on the back

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:45
kmcdon
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(Reply to #2410)

joy of vaping wrote:
Put one brake on the front of the fork crown and one on the back

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:56

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