Grand Bois Chouette braze-on centerpull brakes
Centerpull brakes provide a powerful alternative to cantilever brakes, especially when mounted on brazed-on pivots. Braking is easy to modulate and produces a lot of stopping power. In addition, the brake arms barely protrude beyond the frame.
These are a beautifully finished, updated take on the classic Mafac Racer and RAID centerpull brakes, featuring adjustable toe-in and KoolStop brake shoes. The pivots are machined so that they rotate smoothly with no play or slop. Brass washers are supplied. Stainless steel hardware.
These will work with a range of wheel and tire sizes. There are two models: the 26-32 (dimensions comparable to the classic Mafac Racer) will fit tire widths between 26 and 32 (pictured), and the 36-42 (comparable to Mafac RAID) will fit tire widths from 36-42. This includes fender clearance.
Backplates are available for those wishing to use these brakes with a single bolt like sidepull brakes, rather than using brazed on pivots. Please inquire for price and availability.
Available in either satin anodized or highly polished unanodized finish.
Price for a set of two brakes, front and rear: $155.00 anodized, $190.00 polished