[CR]Trying to fit cantilever brakes to a Gazelle rando.


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Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 13:11:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tom Jue <fyrtom@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Trying to fit cantilever brakes to a Gazelle rando.

Hi guys/girls,

Can someone please help?

I want to fit these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200223082811&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=010

On this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280213342797&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018

But, I didn't check for sizing. Now, the brass bushings on the cantilevers seem a fraction of a mm too small to fit on the frame. I've made 1 out of 4 c-lever arms fit however, just by working the lever on the frame stud. I just kept working and working it on, so I think that one of the studs is narrower that the other 3.

Would you suggest that I Dremel the inside of the brass bushings of the levers, or emery-cloth the frame's brake studs down?

Thanks so much!

Tom Jue
(hilly) San Francisco, CA USA