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 satin anodized only. The polished unanodized finish version has been discontinued.
Price for a set of two brakes, front and rear: $190.00