[CR]Brakes for track bikes

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot

Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 07:52:51 +0900
From: Dennis Young <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <velocio@earthlink.net>
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODaz7EjQxzmWec000005b0@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Brakes for track bikes

I can get those over here from the bike shop near the pro track. I'll try and find a photo. As mentioned before, those aluminum clamping plates are ugly.

Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan (where I prefer to stop with attractive brakes and thought of making the plates out of a pretty hardwood)

> I know from previous discussions that initially, cable-operated caliper
> brakes were not attached with centerbolts, but with clamps that went
> around the fork blades and seat stays. I dug back through and read
> posts about Bowden brakes, as well as similar items being used on many
> vintage French racing machines. I'm also familiar with the Resilion
> cantilever brakes that attached with clamps, rather than bosses, etc.
> From another discussion (either here or another list), I understand
> that the bikes used for Keirin racing in Japan cannot be drilled for
> brakes. Allegedly, there is a modern caliper sold that fits these
> bikes via clamps, the way the vintage Bowden, etc., calipers did.
> Does anyone have a source for these clamp-on brakes? Any pictures or a
> web link? I would think this would be the bee's knees for someone with
> a vintage, undrilled track machine they wanted to ride on the road.
> Thanks,
> Russ Fitzgerald,
> home with a nasty head cold in

> Greenwood, SC


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