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    Please recommend a decent V-Brake Booster

    My XTR V-brakes are visibly flexing the seat-stays my 01' Cannondale F600.
    I think i need a booster, but i cant find any brake boosters for sale in my price range that dont look like junk.

    1) know any good stiff boosters for sale priced under $45?
    2) will a trials-bike boosters work/fit on a MTB?

    thanks!

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    The chasertech ones on ebay look decent. The hong kong ones for ~$7, not so much.
    I've always liked the DKG, brodie & salsa ones, but they're not made anymore.

    actually, according to this thread, DKG is making them again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CabezaShok View Post
    My XTR V-brakes are visibly flexing the seat-stays my 01' Cannondale F600.
    I think i need a booster, but i cant find any brake boosters for sale in my price range that dont look like junk.

    1) know any good stiff boosters for sale priced under $45?
    2) will a trials-bike boosters work/fit on a MTB?

    thanks!
    I have a silver Brooklyn Machine Works Brake booster you can have for free* if want it. It's been sitting in a box for years...like new, I just don't see myself using it again.

    The "price" is doing a solid for someone else on the board if the opportunity presents itself in the future. A guy once hit me off with a free pivot bolt when I was in need. Just trying to pass it on.

    Looks like the one pictured here: 2001 Kona Lava Dome - the build commences | Retrobike

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    A most gracious offer, that booster looks solid/stout... shall I paypal you shipping costs for the "solid" . I do have a plethora of odd parts I need to get rid off
    I will pm you asap!

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    PM received. It'll go out on Monday.

    Shipping should be minimal. It's on me.

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    Your the man!

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    extras floating about?

    Will go $10. For something vintage.

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    02 NRS, not sure if that is aimed at me, but no, I only have the one booster.

    Best of luck!

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    I just got the Booster k1creeker, thanks a ton! This will extend the mileage/lifespan on my old mtb no doubt. Will Pay the solid forward when that time comes

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    Glad to hear it arrived quickly.

    Enjoy, and make those Brooklyn boys proud!

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    +1 this thread, saw some cool Salsa ones on a retro 1997 Stumpy M2 (my bike I'm fixing up) on that thread.

    Where to get? Tried DG's site but I didn't see any reference to brake boosters.
    1997 Stumpy M2 Comp
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    brake booster/


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    yah, looks like ebay is the way to go. Might have to scrounge the hardware. disc brake conversion done right is $$$. Need to decide what to do with this bike . . . single gear w/ vbrake boosters rigid fork, or XC racer. Decisions, decisions . . .
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    hardware/

    30mm bolts + a few washers per side should get the job done.BB7.s are still very popular & work excellent when adjusted per park tool method. Park Tool Co. » ParkTool Blog » Avid® Mechanical Disc Adjustment

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    DKG's are by far the best of them since they are "Index" and they don't move at all, the best part is that Dave still makes them..

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