Re: [650B] Re: Fender width limit for Tektro 556 long reach brakes?
4/2/2011 3:00:15 PM
I just built up my commuter bike with the nexus red band 8 speed, and I did=
exactly as you describe. I got the chain tension dialed in first (using a =
surly chain tensioner on the drive side) and rolled the rear fender in the =
wheel after setting the tension and bolting the wheel. I am using schwalbe'=
s marathon tires (because my commute involves very large and manifold potho=
les and lots glass on the road) so hopefully won't need to fix a flat anyti=
me soon, because removing the tire will definitely be a process.=20
The main difference though is in using wood fenders (who doesn't like a 'wo=
odie?) and so was able to shave down a few mm at the brakes (tektro r556) a=
nd re-coat with shellac. All in all it works pretty well, and is a head-tur=
ner to boot!
Enjoy the build, and good luck!
On Mar 30, 2011, at 1:52 PM, Anton Tutter <email@example.com> wrote:
> Outstanding. I'm building this up with a Nexus red-band 8-speed, so
> these are going to be very similar animals and I will expect to run
> into the same issues as you. I suppose I will tackle chain tension
> first and foremost, and then tackle fender line and pad spacing. Did
> you have to pinch the fender at the fork crown? I measured 57mm
> between the lug points.
> Do you have any photos of this build for reference? I'd love to see
> how this turned out.
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Jeremy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I built up my wife's Buena Vista with Hetres and (I believe) 60mm VO
>> stainless fenders. Plenty of room with the 556 calipers. Set up the
>> way it is, with an Alfine rear, things get complicated managing chain
>> tension, pad position and fender position, but I got it all together
>> and it works.
>> On Mar 30, 7:02 am, Anton Tutter <atut...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks, Ed!
>>> 54mm Zepps would be perfect, but VO has a sale on their 58mm fluted
>>> fenders... and having the flutes to paint in a coordinating color is
>>> appealing... I could easily dimple them ever so slightly where they
>>> pass through the caliper, using Peter Weigle's technique which worked
>>> so nicely on the Zepps on my Shogun. Do you think the 58mm fenders
>>> would look too wide with 42mm Hetres? The Zepps seem to be perfectly
>>> proportioned for them.
>>> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 6:45 AM, Ed Braley <edbra...@maine.rr.com> wrot=
>>>> I just checked the fender clearance on the R556 brakes on one of my bi=
>>>> Clamped down on a Synergy rim I measure just about 60mm of clearance. =
>>>> should be fine with 54 fenders, and 58 will work - perhaps just touchi=
>>>> 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" <atut...@gmail.com>
>>>> To: <email@example.com>
>>>> 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 wa=
>>>>> gobs of clearance. Woohoo! No fender dimpling required!
>>>>> I haven't ordered the brakes yet. My question is, will the Tektro 55=
>>>>> brakes clear 54-58mm fenders? If not, does anyone know of a long reac=
>>>>> (73mm required) caliper that will?
>>>>> Anton in Somerville
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Re: [650B] Re: Fender width limit for Tektro 556 long reach brakes? [Matthew Ray] [4/2/2011 3:00:15 PM]