I stripped my old brake bolt. So I bought a 105 brake set (LBS). 50eu, I thought it was good.
I have some old lugged steel frame and fork. Have I failed? Any fixes? Should I start looking for a fork?
Old setup (stripped):
I don’t trust the quick release on the brake, that is why its open.
you may need “long reach” brakes
Those long reach Tektros will probably do it for you.
I don’t remember what they were called, but Elderbizzle reviewed them on here.
if there is a place that sells used parts i would check there. what today is considered long reach used to be standard.
556’s and they work great and won’t break/brake the bank either.
Depending on the reach of your original setup, the tektro r538 might be what you need. They are 47-57mm reach and the tektro r556 are 55-73mm. It depends on how far the brake bolt hole is from the center of the braking surface on the rim.
You could try the Sheldon home-made drop bolt idea.
Ugly as sin, but it would work.
The 556’s reach for days and work real nice. Try 'em with the R100/200 levers for maximum Tektrotude!
I think the Nashbar long reach brakes are the Tektros.
Fuuuck, those used to be on sale for $25.
You could always steal the bolt out of another single-pivot front brake, if you have one around.