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  • @voxelwise Custom parts are out of budget for one piece made, but what about a small series (like 50 pieces) if there is other Brooklyn owner interested..

    If I remember well, Canti stud are hard to braze on V1 because of the distance between seatstays, and their shape/angle


    « looks like the stops are welded on a tiny bit too close together no? just take some spacers out from the inside of the brake pads »

    « You got it, abet not the fault of the welder.

    The seat stay are very narrow on that Gangsta, which put the brake arm a lots closer to the wheels than it should, it happen on my Gangsta when I had the canti mount fitted.

    Solution was using Open Pro and taking off the spacer, which you can see from the photo, bear in mind that this is the V2 Gangsta, where the stay is a little wider apart than the V1. »

    @Nice_Ben review
    « Tyres are running in nicely, you have to run the brakes really close to the rims to get a nice pull on the lever but once tweaked its braking beautifully. Only issue is the rear stays are flexing slightly coz of the pressure from the brake so I'm looking into a brake booster that ill potentially have to modify to strengthen the rear, but saying that I've been bombing around the last few days and I've had no problems »

    As you said, arch support plus Canti stud is a great option, but it’s really disgraceful, I’ce used this tricks for a while on my V2, only got this shitty pics.. (support is there but I had remove the brake at the time)

    I would love to get those BMW brakes but don’t want to afford 800$ for them..

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  • Well if it goes down the fabrication route I'd definitely be up for taking a couple of these but it's quite a niche market for such parts and I don't know how easy it would e to shift the rest. Do you know anyone who could pull it off?

  • I converted mine but it just didn't ride great as a sscx bike, Quickly converted it back coz I missed it as my daily brakeless. Everything you need to no is in that thread whoever was asking. Got it down from the rafters at work today and dusted it off though, a year out of action! Straps, platforms pedals and 32c's back on, Missed it, commute home was a blast

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  • This, which was on Ebay and taken off, supposedly went for £1300. No love for the Launchpad?

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  • Some guy from Germany offered him that much (as you said supposedly) which sounds insane. Totally unexpected on the sellers behalf as well. Tried to get in there but wouldn't pay anything even near that price.

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Brooklyn Machine Works

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