Brake Drop Bolts and Fender Clearance

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Gary Jacobson, May 3, 2003.

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  1. Could using a brake drop bolt with a modern Campy brake caliper set facilitate use of fenders and a
    frame spec'd for "long reach" Shimano calipers?

    Thanks. Gary Jacobson
     
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  2. Gary Jacobson asked:

    > Could using a brake drop bolt with a modern Campy brake caliper set facilitate use of fenders and
    > a frame spec'd for "long reach" Shimano calipers?

    No, the drop bolt will lower the caliper, thus reducing fender clearance.

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  3. Gary-<< Could using a brake drop bolt with a modern Campy brake caliper set facilitate use of
    fenders and a frame spec'd for "long reach" Shimano calipers?

    The problem is clearance from the fender to the tire, under the caliper. A drop bolt will lower
    the brake caliper, resulting in not much room for a fender. A fork with cantis is the best
    solution, IMO-

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