[CR]Keirin Brakes


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Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 02:14:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andrew Gura <agura@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Keirin Brakes

This is getting off topic probably but neat nonetheless:

Most of the clamp-on brakes I've seen look like they were made with parts from home depot. However, there is one model of clamp-on front brake that looks to be a much sleeker design.

http://tinyurl.com/2us2au

Okay, it's still about as sexy as headgear or a neck brace, but if you have to run a brake, I like this better than the others I've seen.

The issue is that I've never know anyone to be able to purchase one of these. I've tried in English and in Japanese but it never seems to work. Plus it's a bit on the expensive side ($185) but cheaper than a replacement fork.

(plus you can pop it off if you see cool kids coming and are worried about losing their respect because you want to be able to stop without skidding or thrashing your knees)

Andrew Gura Silver Lake, CA (in need of a 54-55cm track frame with a drilled fork for an around town bike)