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#1 2012-11-04 10:21am

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Dia Compe brake question

Are the MX900 shorter arms than the MX1000?


I have a '83 Schwinn Predator Team 24, and the MX1000 rear brake just barely fits.  I have the pads slid up as high as they can go, the wheel as far back in the drop outs as possible and still the brake pads just barely hit the rim.  It's as though the arms on the caliper need to be shorter.

Any ideas?


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#2 2012-11-04 10:29am

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

900's are shorter by about 1/4-3/8"


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#3 2012-11-04 10:30am

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

Yea, they are a little bit shorter.

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#4 2012-11-04 10:30am

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

Yes shorter!


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#5 2012-11-04 10:56am

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

Thanks


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#6 2012-11-04 11:48am

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

Yes they are shorter. Please post a pic of the problem you are having.

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#7 2012-11-04 11:56am

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

The number 900, and 1000 are based on their reach.  I believe MM.


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#8 2012-11-04 11:56am

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

The numbers are the size. smaller number = shorter brake.

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#9 2012-11-04 12:01pm

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

TONE wrote:

The number 900, and 1000 are based on their reach.  I believe MM.

it's not mm, i think it's 90.0 and 100.0mm or 9.0 or 10.00 cm. (not 100% sure)

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#10 2012-11-04 12:40pm

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

vt102 wrote:

Yes they are shorter. Please post a pic of the problem you are having.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/puppetshow360/ScreenShot2012-11-04at23545PM.png

This is with an ACS rear brake (shorter arms)

The wheel is waaaaay back and with a MX1000 the pad is jammed all the way up.  At least with the ACS I have some adjustment room.


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#11 2012-11-04 12:44pm

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

unkleyoda wrote:

vt102 wrote:

Yes they are shorter. Please post a pic of the problem you are having.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258 … 3545PM.png

This is with an ACS rear brake (shorter arms)

The wheel is waaaaay back and with a MX1000 the pad is jammed all the way up.  At least with the ACS I have some adjustment room.

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#12 2012-11-04 12:52pm

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Re: Dia Compe brake question

Johnnny wrote:

unkleyoda wrote:

vt102 wrote:

Yes they are shorter. Please post a pic of the problem you are having.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258 … 3545PM.png

This is with an ACS rear brake (shorter arms)

The wheel is waaaaay back and with a MX1000 the pad is jammed all the way up.  At least with the ACS I have some adjustment room.

Hey Matt,
I've had the same fun on some bikes too. Try and research what it came with originally or look at what others have used here in the museum... then you'll know for sure.

Yeah, it with MX900's

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7778/83pg05.jpg


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#13 2012-11-04 1:31pm

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