Re: [650B] Fender width limit for Tektro 556 long reach brakes?
4/2/2011 3:11:28 PM
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.=
> 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" <email@example.com>
> To: <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. =A0I
>> 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. =A0There is easily 60mm of clearance between the
>> chainstays, and 57mm clearance at the fork crown. =A0That means this
>> bike can easily accommodate 42mm Hetres and 54mm fenders. =A0Borrowing
>> the Synergy Wheelset with Hetres from my Shogun to test fit, there was
>> gobs of clearance. =A0Woohoo! =A0No fender dimpling required!
>> I haven't ordered the brakes yet. =A0My 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]