Help ID'ing brakes

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cleric101
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Help ID'ing brakes

Postby cleric101 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 22:01 pm

Hi, not sure if this is the correct thread or not so apologies if its incorrect.

I've recently got hold of a town bike from 1983. I'm told it is a tresor elite and it has stickers stating it was built in west Germany. I'm starting to build it into a single speed for the short commute to work. Most things have to be replaced and I want to make sure I get the right parts.

The wheels are 26 inch with 1 3/8 tyres and I want to replace all of the brakes (alloy rims are on the way) but am not sure what to get? Any help here would be much appreciated. I can upload a better pic of the brakes themselves tomorrow.

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Re: Help ID'ing brakes

Postby mudcow007 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 08:26 am

try over on Retrobike

possibly dia compe?
Keeping it classy since '83

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Re: Help ID'ing brakes

Postby nicklouse » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:22 am

why do you need to ID the brakes?

what do you actually need to know?

as you say you are replacing them.
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cleric101
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Re: Help ID'ing brakes

Postby cleric101 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 13:08 pm

Sorry - I need to ID them so I know what to buy. I'm mainly looking for recommendations but I realise now that my initial post was not very clear about that!


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Re: Help ID'ing brakes

Postby cleric101 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 16:27 pm

Thanks for that. Would these work then?

http://www.probikekit.com/uk/tektro-r55 ... e_base_gbp

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Re: Help ID'ing brakes

Postby The Rookie » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:32 pm

Look right (if pricey - they are dual pivot) measure your drop to be sure (pivot to pads)

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Re: Help ID'ing brakes

Postby cleric101 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 18:17 pm

Thanks for that. I've found a (slightly) cheaper set made by Tektro that have the same 70mm drop.


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