I don't use the track brakes, but I believe that some tire rubber placed between the clamping plates and frame would probably prevent paint damage and not be injurious to the stopping power. So, this will save you some money on tissues, Steve.
> Having brakes without drilling your fork may be worth it to you, but please
> don't come back crying to the list when you take your clamp-on whatever off
> your bike to find marks on your highly valued paint job. You don't get
> somethin' for nothin', you know.
> Brakes in the front make a lot more sense to me, anyway, unless you are
> using one of those ratcheting sprockets in the back that we used to call a
> freewheel before the English speakers started their little snit.
> Steve Barner, learning French in Bolton, Vermont