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post #1 of 4 Old Yesterday, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb front brake upgrade?

my front brake is realy old and i could buy a new one but i was wondering if i could upgrade it to something better?
if anyone has any knowledge on this they would like to share be my guest
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post #2 of 4 Old Yesterday, 09:48 AM
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The stock brake system is sufficient to lock up the wheel, so not sure what you mean by an "upgrade". If the brake on your bike isn't performing as it should, it needs to be repaired.

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post #3 of 4 Old Yesterday, 11:06 AM
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only brake upgrade i have noticed making a marked improvement is stainless steel braided brake line..

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post #4 of 4 Old Yesterday, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by SoakedKarma View Post
only brake upgrade i have noticed making a marked improvement is stainless steel braided brake line..

I have used Revival Cycles in Tx for (longer) line and the banjo bolts. It was a little tricky to get the line set in between the bolts b/c the inner polypropylene(whatever) is very hard. First time I did it, I thought it was tight and it popped while riding! Lot's of pressure there! Went back and did a much more thorough job in ensuring bolt was in the line as far as possible. This will take some strength to get done so get ready or get help! Been perfect since.

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