Re: [650B] Fender width limit for Tektro 556 long reach brakes?
4/2/2011 3:07:04 PM
I just checked the fender clearance on the R556 brakes on one of my bikes.
Clamped down on a Synergy rim I measure just about 60mm of clearance. You
should be fine with 54 fenders, and 58 will work - perhaps just touching. Of
course, over time, pad wear will reduce this somewhat.
I'm looking forward to seeing the photos of this mixte project!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anton Tutter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:18 PM
Subject: [650B] Fender width limit for Tektro 556 long reach brakes?
>I just bought my wife a new Soma Buena Vista mixte frameset, which is
> going to be built up as a 650B city bike. I had read about a
> successful 650B build with this frameset using Tektro 556 long reach
> brakes along with 38mm Soma B-line 650B tires and VO 45mm fenders. I
> hadn't actually seen this frameset firsthand, and took it on faith
> that I could do a similar build. With that leap of faith, I ordered
> one, using that build's parameters as the standard by which I would
> build up this one.
> The surprise came when the frameset arrived and I started taking
> measurements. There is easily 60mm of clearance between the
> chainstays, and 57mm clearance at the fork crown. That means this
> bike can easily accommodate 42mm Hetres and 54mm fenders. Borrowing
> the Synergy Wheelset with Hetres from my Shogun to test fit, there was
> gobs of clearance. Woohoo! No fender dimpling required!
> I haven't ordered the brakes yet. My question is, will the Tektro 556
> brakes clear 54-58mm fenders? If not, does anyone know of a long reach
> (73mm required) caliper that will?
> Anton in Somerville
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Re: [650B] Fender width limit for Tektro 556 long reach brakes? [Ed Braley] [4/2/2011 3:07:04 PM]
Re: [650B] Fender width limit for Tektro 556 long reach brakes? [Anton Tutter] [4/2/2011 3:11:28 PM]