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    are there better alternatives for oldschool shimano u-brakes for an 1992 frame.

    Does anyone know of a better brake then the old heavy shimano u-brakes? Will a bmx style 990 type brake work. This is for a 1992 frame if that helps any. Thanks.
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    Yeah, a modern frame with disc brake tabs.

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    Already have a modern frame with disc brakes thanks...a GT peace 9er, this question is for my 1992 GT Richter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffgothro
    Does anyone know of a better brake then the old heavy shimano u-brakes? Will a bmx style 990 type brake work. This is for a 1992 frame if that helps any. Thanks.
    Yes, the BMX brakes should work.

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    What about those "disc adapters" you used to be able to get? The ones where you attach the disc adapter to the rear triangle? I can't find them on Google now, but I can find these:
    http://2btherapy.com/bikes/brake-therapy-conversion-kit

    Not sure if the bar can be crafted to reach the U-mounts.

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    U-brakes on my BMX bike - with linear cable housing - perform admirably well. Flybikes Classico brakes and pads and lever, and Flybikes cable housing. Very trick looking pads - available in various compounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ettore
    What about those "disc adapters" you used to be able to get? The ones where you attach the disc adapter to the rear triangle? I can't find them on Google now, but I can find these:
    http://2btherapy.com/bikes/brake-therapy-conversion-kit

    Not sure if the bar can be crafted to reach the U-mounts.
    I would rather use a Ubrake.
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    Find some NOS Suntour or WTB roller cam brakes like these

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-SunTour-XCD-...#ht_720wt_1141

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    Odyssey Evo II
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    or look at some of these- http://www.danscomp.com/products.php...w=BRAKESUSTYLE

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