Author Topic: About brakes, detanglers and brake mounts...  (Read 154 times)

Offline Radnad

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About brakes, detanglers and brake mounts...
« on: July 25, 2020, 10:32:08 PM »
Hi there, I'm about to buy a second hand complete flat bike and I'll need to put brakes on it since I'm an old school rider getting back into it and don't want to die just yet.

I'd like good quality gear on my bike but definitely don't need the best of the best stuff.

The frame is a Fishbone with Autumn forks. Both are ready for brake mounts but the seller rode brakeless so he doesn't have them.

Q1. Are brake mounts standard? I don't have the bike yet, but would you know which ones I should get / if there are specific ones that I need?

I'm looking at getting a full braking set (front, back, levers, ...), including gyro / detangler.

Q2. Regarding the detangler, I see full kits for varying prices. Are there really a huge differences between them? Which one would you recommend? Would you take a kit OR separate pieces, OR a kit for the parts + a specific detangler because you like that one better? What gear would you recommend?

Q3. Which brakes  would you recommend I get, and are there kits that make a good deal?

Back in the old days, you'd just go for the Gyro set - there was only one - and Dia-Compe, things were much simpler ;)

Thanks a lot for your help!
« Last Edit: July 25, 2020, 10:50:43 PM by Radnad »

Offline bmxelement90

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Re: About brakes, detanglers and brake mounts...
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 05:18:53 AM »
There are different types of mounts. I would email fishbone and autumn, they may even have mounts you could buy. As for brakes, you canít go wrong with odyssey.

Offline Radnad

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Re: About brakes, detanglers and brake mounts...
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 01:24:23 PM »
Thanks bmxelement90, I've just done it.