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 Post subject: any trick U-brakes?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:56 pm 
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did any aftermarket companies do any decent u brakes back in the day or was it just shimano?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:03 pm 
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Didn't Tektro and DiaCompe made it bitd?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:09 pm 
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My Muddy Fox Explorer had a DiaCompe U brake.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:11 pm 
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MRC, WTB, suntour all made brakes that fit onto U brake canti studs.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:37 pm 
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You can get really nice ones now £££ though.

http://www.alansbmx.com/popup_image.php ... d8b78eae7d

These are cool too, Old dia-compe design too

http://www.alansbmx.com/popup_image.php ... d8b78eae7d

Purple and green anodised :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:02 pm 
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the campag one was lovely, Euclid I think, but you really want one with a brace, it's frightening how much my stays bend without one.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:12 pm 
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The Odyssey Evolver was a great U brake (think it was mid/late 90s though!)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:32 pm 
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I have black or silver Dia-compe 996 Humbre fiesta for sale £6


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:25 pm 
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I've got NOS suntour for sale http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17682


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:28 pm 
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yeah i saw that but the rest of the bike is XT,looks like i will keep hunting a decent xt u brake,a NOS one went on ebay last week but my bloody internet crashed when i was about to bid in the last minute :cry:


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