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39-49 mm 47-57 mm 55-73 mm 63-75 mm 57-76 mm 74-95 mm

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55-73 mm Reach Calipers (Extra Long Reach)

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recessed BRC390

Tektro R556 55-73 mm Reach Dual-Pivot Calipers $34.95/each buy button

Sold individually - Front (BRC390) or Rear (BRC391)

High quality dual-pivot calipers for older bikes that need a longer reach!

These calipers have a polished aluminum finish (Grey pad holders), and are available in extra long (55-73 mm) reach only.

Aluminum barrel adjusters with rubber O-rings, recessed mount , cam type quick-release.



Tektro R559 Nutted Mount Version Dual-Pivot Calipers $34.95/each

BRC068

Available Individually!

Same as above but with traditional, exposed-nut mounting bolt.

Sold individually. Front or rear.

Has black pad holders.

The R559 has an upgraded quick-release mechanism.

Note: These individual R559s do not include the radius (half-moon) washers. See related items in cart item.

Front BRC068 buy button    

Rear BRC069 buy button





Tektro R559 Nutted Mount Version Dual-Pivot Calipers BRC064 $79.95/set buy button

Same as above but sold as front & rear set only. (These R559's come as a boxed set. The calipers and pad holders have a high-polished silver finish.)


Tektro Long Reach Calipers
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47-57 mm Reach Calipers (Long Reach)

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Tektro R539 47-57 mm Reach Dual-Pivot Caliper

Front BRC042 $34.95 buy button

Rear BRC044 $34.95 buy button

Tektro's latest affordable long reach caliper.

These are a super value, high quality with re-fillable cartridge type brake shoes.

These calipers have a polished aluminum finish, and are available in long (47-57 mm) reach only.

Aluminum barrel adjusters, recessed mount



Tektro Long Reach Calipersrecessed

Tektro R539 47-57 mm Reach w/'Old-Style' Nut Mount

Front BRC053 $34.95 buy button

Rear  BRC054 $34.95 buy button

Note: The R539 model has the nicer, polished aluminum brake pad holders. These are the same as the model shown above but feature traditional, exposed-nut mounting.

Great for 27" frame and fork to 700c wheel conversions.

Older frames will not accept modern brakes with recessed nuts.

Note: These individual R559s do not include the radius (half-moon) washers. See related items in cart item.



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39-49 mm Reach Calipers ("Short Reach" used on most Road frames)

Tektro R540 Dual-Pivot Calipers 39-49 mm Reach

BRC107 Front $38.95 each buy buttonTektro R540 Front

BRC108 Rear $38.95 each  buy buttonTektro R540 Rear

Sold individually

These are a super value, high quality with re-fillable cartridge type brake shoes. These calipers have a polished aluminum finish.

  • Aluminum barrel adjuster
  • Cam-type quick-release
  • Recessed mount
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    63-75 mm Reach Calipers ("Extra Long Reach")

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    DiaCompe 750 Centerpull Calipers $64.95 pair buy button

    DiaCompe's licensed version of the classic Weinmann 750.

    These are perfect for many 584 mm/650B bikes or others that require long reach and clearance for fenders and wide tires, like the A. Homer Hilsen, Saluki, and Bleriot. They are sold per pair (a bike's worth). Mounting is rear nutted, front recessed. All caliper mounting hardware, including spacers for rear nutted mounting on brake bridges for recessed mounting included.

    Cable yokes are also included, but not housing stops.

    The stock brake shoes aren't so hot...for best results, upgrade with Kool Stop salmon, any of the threaded-shaft types, especially the BMX/Mountain model.

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    57-76 mm Reach Calipers ("Extra Long Reach")

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    New! IRD B76 Extra Long Reach Calipers

    Some 650B conversions will need a little extra reach on the brake calipers. This is just the ticket.

  • Cold forged alloy
  • Dual pivot design
  • Polished silver finish
  • Weight: 209g
  • BRC076 Front Recessed nut (Also fits Rear Exposed nut type) $39.95 each buy button

    BRC077 Rear Recessed nut $39.95 each  buy button

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    74-95 mm Reach Calipers ("Extra Long Reach")

    (The 74-95mm range fits some old three speed bikes with 26x1-3/8/590 tires. Measure your existing reach to be sure.)
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    Odyssey 1999 Extra Long Reach Caliper Brake $16.95 each  buy button

    Now in Silver color!

    Made for BMX applications, these are also an excellent choice for upgrading older 3-speeds or any other type of bike that needs an extra long (74-95 mm!) reach. The calipers are solid and well finished.

    These use external nuts for mounting to the frame/fork. They come with a medium-length centerbolt installed for rear external nut mounting, and the package includes a complete long (front) center bolt assembly as well, so you can set them up for either front or rear use.

    They come with decent BMX-type lever, cable and black housing.

    The stock brake shoes are pretty crummy...for best results, upgrade with Kool Stop salmon, any of the threaded-shaft types, especially the BMX/Mountain model.

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    Action© Extra Long Reach Caliper Brake $12.95 each buy button

    Aluminum caliper in silver color.

    These have a more traditional look for upgrading older 3-speeds or any other type of bike that needs an extra long (75-91 mm!) reach.

    These use external nuts for mounting to the frame/fork. They come with a long centerbolt installed for front external nut mounting, and the package includes a complete medium-length (rear) center bolt assembly as well, so you can set them up for either front or rear use.

    NOTE: These brakes fit some, but not all, 3-spd bikes with 26x1-3/8 tires. Be sure to measure the actual reach on your brakes.

    Levers and cable not included.

    The stock brake shoes are pretty crummy...for best results, upgrade with Kool Stop salmon, any of the threaded-shaft types.

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    Caliper Mounting Hardware

     

    Recessed Caliper Nuts 22 mm BRH491 $10.95 buy button

    Recessed Caliper Nuts 30 mm BRH493 $10.95 buy button

    Recessed Caliper Nut

    Sheldon Fender Nut Set buy button

    Also available in X-long version for carbon forks.

    Traditional fender hardware has not changed since the days of exposed nuts holding brake calipers to the frame/fork. However, most newer caliper brakes use "recessed mounting." This has required mounting the tab on the front of the fork, which reduces clearance under the fork crown, and also rotates the front fender forward so it provides less protection to your feet (and your drivetrain.)

    The Sheldon Fender Nut permits mounting the front fender tab behind the fork crown where it belongs.

    In addition, the use of Sheldon Fender Nuts permits periodic removal/re-installation of the fenders without disturbing the centering adjustment of your brake calipers.

    Standard 6mm "recessed" brake nut with longer internal threading and extension on the back for a 6mm mounting bolt

    Install brake caliper normally, and mount fender to nut with a 6mm bolt

    Includes a 13mm front brake nut and a 10mm rear brake nut

    A pair of Fender Nuts should fit most steel and Aluminum road frames and forks.

    Sheldon Fender Nut
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    For all of these calipers, if you want the very best possible braking,
    replace the stock brake shoes with Kool Stop "BMX" shoes.

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