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Old 11-22-2009, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: Cranbrook won't stop!!

Here's what I have:
BMX Caliper Brake Set, Sunlite MX Side Pull Brake Set F or R Complete, 12182 @ - The online supplier for all your cycling needs...
Probably just crappy brake.

I think that if I change out the brake, I'll go with something on this page:
Brakes for Bicycles from Harris Cyclery
I would need an "Extra Long Reach" caliper for the Cranbrook with the stock wheel and tire.

Right now, I'm leaning toward changing out the fork to one that has shocks and changing the wheel to one that is stronger with 12g spokes and accommodates a disc brake. Riding on a bumpy surface without a shock @ 20+mph is unpleasant. Anyone have any specific recommendations for the Cranbrook frame?

I know you can spend a great deal of money on a suspension fork and I, like most on this forum, want good quality for the best possible price. I'm not sure I would want a springer fork as I have heard people end up tightening down the spring to the point that they are no longer effective and I'm not sure that they are compatible with a disc brake. That drum brake/wheel might be a good option Finfan. What do people think of springer forks?

Thanks for your comments!

Last edited by stilldoc; 12-01-2009 at 11:02 PM.
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