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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Hi folks,

Looking for some advice please. :D

A friend of mine is building a French bike, and it has a near vertical hole in the rear brake bridge, as opposed to the normal near horizontal one. I think I've heard of brackets to convert to a normal caliper, but I can't remember where.

Can someone here enlighten me please?

Thanks,

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:05 am 
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One of these I guess?

https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/266004/


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 4:37 pm 
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I have one of these hiding in my shed . i wll dig it out and take a picture and forward it to you.
It came off a set of French Lam side pulls . I converted them to fit a British frame.
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France ... M_main.htm


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:29 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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This any good . Note the thread is French I think.
ImageIMG_1271 by rebalrid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1270 by rebalrid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:44 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
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Thanks for finding that mate!

Not sure if it's what I'm looking for though. Trying to mount a conventional Weinmann brake on this frame.

Mike


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:19 am 
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Not sure if the brake mount that Bagpuss posted does but a good #of those the stud is threaded in the mount & screws out you would have to cut your brake mount bolt to length so as not to impede the mounting on the stay some running of a die to extend the thread on the brake bolt is some tines required A half nut to lock the brake bolt in the required position is usually required The usual thread is M6 coarse


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:24 am 
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Not sure if the brake mount that Bagpuss posted does but a good #of those the stud is threaded in the mount & screws out you would have to cut your brake mount bolt to length so as not to impede the mounting on the stay some running of a die to extend the thread on the brake bolt is some tines required A half nut to lock the brake bolt in the required position is usually required The usual thread is M6 coarse Looking again it may be the brake arms fit on the stud & you have the "gismo" on the frame side of the brake rather than the threaded brake pivot bolt


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