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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:41 pm 
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I'm new to retrobike and from the USA. Hope you guys can help me figure out what these brakes are. They came with a 92 Bridgestone MB-5 that I recently purchased. No markings on them at all.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:06 pm 
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look a bit like tektro ones


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:54 pm 
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I'll give it a nice polish and keep for now then


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:54 pm 
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I'm sure these came fitted to Kona's at some point in the mid 90's and i think i've got a set somewhere. If i remember correctly i'm sure they were called Kurve or something like that


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:14 am 
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give this site a look; see if you see yours:
http://www.bikepro.com/products/brakes/ ... anti.shtml


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:57 pm 
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None of them was an exact match, but atleast I'm getting a better idea as to what they are. Thank you!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:54 pm 
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I don't know enough about kona's parts but here's a picture of the Curve brakes, and they look different than these:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:15 am 
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RTZ wrote:
None of them was an exact match, but atleast I'm getting a better idea as to what they are. Thank you!


No problem, it gets tricky there in the mid-90's, when everyone and their uncle was manufacturing or distributing some sort of light weight anodized cnc'd brakeset.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Would it be rude to suggest tha they may be home-made seeing as they have butchered a few bits off shimano brakes and look like they are not amazingly well designed (they look different though!)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Grafton speed controllers.

http://www.bikepro.com/products/brakes/ ... afton.html

Real Icons.


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