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Langster Pro - rear brake, anyone?

Old 08-15-05, 09:24 AM
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Langster Pro - rear brake, anyone?

Alright, one last question of the rear brake kind, I promise...

There is a nicely priced 2004 Langster Pro on eBay right now (don't you dare poach it!), and I'm tempted to bid on it, as it would be a good bit cheaper than some of the other new Al-framed options. However, as you might have gathered from my Felt TK2 thread, I'd like to run a freewheel every once in a while and want to have a rear brake for such occasions. I know that the fork of the Langster Pro is not drilled - that's not a huge problem, as one can always snag another carbon fork to run a front brake. The rear of the bike is another story - the owner of the bike says that there is a "vertical opening" in the seat stay bridge, but it is not the right size or shape for a brake. Has anyone here ever drilled out this "opening" for a brake or know someone who has? Muchas gracias in advance!
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Old 08-15-05, 12:25 PM
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Maybe you can rig one of these up...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Track-Bike-Brake...QQcmdZViewItem
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Originally Posted by psn View Post
Alright, one last question of the rear brake kind, I promise...

There is a nicely priced 2004 Langster Pro on eBay right now (don't you dare poach it!), and I'm tempted to bid on it, as it would be a good bit cheaper than some of the other new Al-framed options. However, as you might have gathered from my Felt TK2 thread, I'd like to run a freewheel every once in a while and want to have a rear brake for such occasions. I know that the fork of the Langster Pro is not drilled - that's not a huge problem, as one can always snag another carbon fork to run a front brake. The rear of the bike is another story - the owner of the bike says that there is a "vertical opening" in the seat stay bridge, but it is not the right size or shape for a brake. Has anyone here ever drilled out this "opening" for a brake or know someone who has? Muchas gracias in advance!
Hey, I'm in the same shoe, can you give me some advice or any info about possibilities

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Old 10-10-19, 06:28 AM
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Alright, one last question of the rear brake kind, I promise...

There is a nicely priced 2004 Langster Pro on eBay right now (don't you dare poach it!), and I'm tempted to bid on it, as it would be a good bit cheaper than some of the other new Al-framed options. However, as you might have gathered from my Felt TK2 thread, I'd like to run a freewheel every once in a while and want to have a rear brake for such occasions. I know that the fork of the Langster Pro is not drilled - that's not a huge problem, as one can always snag another carbon fork to run a front brake. The rear of the bike is another story - the owner of the bike says that there is a "vertical opening" in the seat stay bridge, but it is not the right size or shape for a brake. Has anyone here ever drilled out this "opening" for a brake or know someone who has? Muchas gracias in advance!
I searched for a pic of the bridge and couldn't find one. Personally I'd be very hesitant to modify it. If you do, see if there is some way to reinforce it. You also might have clearance issues.

Sometimes trying to make a bike into something it isn't - isn't worth the trouble. YMMV.
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Old 10-10-19, 10:10 AM
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Wouldn't do it. If running a rear brake is a must, it's the not the right frame.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Wouldn't do it. If running a rear brake is a must, it's the not the right frame.

Nice frames with track ends and native rear brake mounts are in extremely short supply. Sometimes you want a brake, or are legally required to have one, and you'd rather not let that reduce your frame options to a very, very narrow set of choices.

There are some decent brake mounts out there now. Something like this could do nicely. Additionally, it's always possible to fabricate something.
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Coaster brake...seriously, they work great.
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