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    Need some Rim Brake advice (26er to 650B)

    So my next crazy project is building up my neglicted Dekerf MTB frame with 650B wheels as a drop bar road bike. The last detail to nail down is the rear brake. I know I can shell out $125 for a Paul BMX linear pull brake, but I was wondering if anybody has had luck with another brake. I would consider any style, Canti or Linear. I've found online: Cane Creek Curve, Avid's 09 Shorty cantis, and LDC linear pull.

    Your thoughts please

    Cheers

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    FMF.
    Any shop can get them for you. They're a nice, linear pull brake that has plenty of height adjustment to get the pad where it needs to be.
    Their site is down, but here's a link to some I found on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.com/FMF-Powermoto-BM...em350108741761
    I've been using them for a couple of months on my Spot conversion and they work just fine.
    Be sure and let us know how they work for you.

    Paul

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    Thanks for that information iPaul(c)!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Thanks for that information iPaul(c)!!!

    Get them while you can. If I am not mistaken, FMF has discontinued it's licensing agreement with the makers of the BMX line.

    Cheers,
    KP
    “Those that say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those doing it.”

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    Re

    I'm going to try to find those FMF brakes, great advice thanks. Was your Spot conversion 26" mtb to 650B mtb tires?

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    RFS,
    Yup, 26 to 650b.
    I'm loving it.
    Here's some pics: My 650B
    Enjoy your bike!

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    Even though those pads will reach.... your straddle cable is in for an interesting ride...

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    Oh yea...
    Those pics were taken before I got the FMFs. The bike is still wearing the Avids in those pics. Sorry. There's more clearance on the FMFs. I'll try and post some pics of that later.
    Paul

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