As is occasionally the case, something I bought thinking it would work… didn’t. In this case it was the brakes.

I ordered up a pair of old school Diacompe 750 center-pulls but the reach of the brake pad arms is too long and beyond the rim walls. As is also the case things work out in the end as I decided to get a set of Tektros that are not only black (instead of silver), but they also remove the need for brake cable housing hangers off the stem and the seat post clamp.

Of course it’ll be midweek before I get the new brakes but what’s a few more days commuting with gears?