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The Sinclair C5 Owners Club Ireland posted:

Hi, I have a problem with my front brakes. The brake arms are too short and that leeds to the brake pads eating in to my new schwalbe tyre. Every bit of advice needed. Thanka a Million, Jack
posted on: 23/03/2014 16:30:38

Area51 posted:

Are you using a standard front wheel
posted on: 23/03/2014 18:15:29

The Sinclair C5 Owners Club Ireland posted:

Yes it's the standard front wheel
posted on: 23/03/2014 20:00:22

Area51 posted:

Is it the original front brake And are the brake blocks fully down
posted on: 23/03/2014 20:46:03

The Sinclair C5 Owners Club Ireland posted:

I don't know if its the original brake a assembly. But the blocks are fully down
posted on: 23/03/2014 21:22:22

Area51 posted:

All I can think of is you look on eBay for a front brake assembly I think the older style push bike Use the same brakes just check the arm length before you bye
posted on: 23/03/2014 21:32:12

The Sinclair C5 Owners Club Ireland posted:

They look like these; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RALEIGH-BURNER-WEINMANN-FOREIGN-FULL-BRAKE-SET-OLD-SCHOOL-BMX-/251482468112?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item3a8d85ef10
posted on: 23/03/2014 21:49:49

Area51 posted:

You don't want Bmx you want brake from a bike with around A 26 inch wheel old style bike
posted on: 23/03/2014 21:59:17

The Sinclair C5 Owners Club Ireland posted:

I was just measuring the distance from the top bolt to the bolt on the brake block and that was 4 inches and the bottom 1 inch was the adjustable part for the brake block. Could you please compare this to your own one. I wonder if one off a new bicycle would fit it either?
posted on: 23/03/2014 22:34:05

Area51 posted:

ok i will measure mine and i will see if i can find one for you
posted on: 24/03/2014 07:12:41