Tektro R559 Long Reach Road Calipers Silver 55-73mm

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Tektro R559 Long Reach Road Calipers Silver 55-73mm
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Tektro R559 Road Caliper Brake Sets

Item Specifications
  • Front Color: Silver
  • Front Brake Usage F/R: Front
  • Front Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake
  • Front Brake Type: Road Caliper - Long Reach - 55-73mm
  • Front Brake Reach: 55-73mm
  • Front Brake Lever Actuation: Short Pull
  • Rear Color: Silver
  • Rear Brake Usage F/R: Rear
  • Rear Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake
  • Rear Brake Type: Road Caliper - Long Reach - 55-73mm
  • Rear Brake Reach: 55-73mm
  • Rear Brake Lever Actuation: Short Pull
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    StarStarStarStarStar New brakes for an old 10 speed

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    Product: Tektro R559 Long Reach Road Calipers Silver 55-73mm: Nutted mount
    Ownership: one year
    Tech Knowledge: average

    Pros

    Brakes fit on frame with no problems and stop great.

    Cons

    none

    Other Thoughts

    After taking my 1975 Royce Union 10 speed out of retirement in June of 2014 (my 13th birthday present from my parents in 1975) I replaced the derailleurs, chain, freewheel cassette, wheels and did other upgrades. The bike was much better except the old Shimano Tourney center pull brakes were not adequate for stopping from high speed like going down a hill. First I tried modern pads on the old brakes but this made it worse. So, I searched online for modern brakes for an old 10 speed and someone recommended the Tektro R559s and he was right. These have more than enough drop to reach the rims of this style of bike equipped with 27 by 1.25" wheels. I've put about 2300 miles on the bike since I installed these brakes and have had no problems. The old 10 speed stops as well as a modern bike.

    StarStarStarStarStar Great brakes for lovers of old french bikes that need a performance upgrade

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    Product: Tektro R559 Long Reach Road Calipers Silver 55-73mm: Nutted mount
    Ownership: more than a year
    Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

    Pros

    They fit old french bikes that can be very difficult to find new parts for. Price.

    Cons

    None that I've found.

    Other Thoughts

    I bought these to replace the original brakes on my '83 Peugeot. They have much better response as well as braking power than the originals and work great dry or wet and going 50mph down hill on tight curves. After 17 months they still work great. Many people comment on them when they notice my bike.

    StarStarStarStarStar I love these brakes

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    Product: Tektro R559 Long Reach Road Calipers Silver 55-73mm: Nutted mount
    Ownership: several months
    Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

    Pros

    I have a 1973 Schwinn Paramount that had 27 inch wheels. I wanted to take off the center-pulls and install the Tektro 559's so that I could switch to 700 cm wheels, which I have now done. The brakes are exceptionally long-reach, and they are excellent...with mild pressure, they slow the bike very well. I like it also that they look really good.

    Cons

    Can not think of one.

    Other Thoughts

    They work great for this kind of transition.

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