Check out this cool 26 inch 10 speed from Sears with hydraulic brakes.

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  1. Grant

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    That's neat, sorta similar to these Magura HS77 brakes:
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    Not quite as elegant as the Magura hydraulic cantilever brakes:
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    I'll take a set of both, the cantis for the RockRat, and the HS77s for the graveler I haven't built yet. Then we can compare performance!
     
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    The bike in the top picture sold for $500. Even if the bike's brakes were broken. That is a lot for a department store bike that is not in working condition.
     
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    Any idea on the year it was made? I'll bet it was pretty advanced, they're advertising the hydraulic aspect quite boldly. I'll bet it wasn't cheap when new.
    I know the Magura cantis I posted above go for a few hundred dollars, maybe the parts drove up the price.
     
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    I think 1973-1976. It sure is a Murray.
     
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    It is just really a Murray built Free Spirit with fancy brakes. This blue bike is the same frameset as the green one.
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    First time I've seen hydraulic brakes on a road bike. What a rare brake set.
     
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    I've seen like two weeks ago a Gravel bike that had hydraulic dusc brakes, operated by a contraption that used lines for moving the pistons (so you could use you're existing brake levers) That was super strange...
     
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    Pictures?
     
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    Didn't take any. :(

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    This is exactly how that thing looked on the one that I repaired. The lines go to this stem mounted contraption, and from there it's a 100% hydraulic system
     
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    I just read about it - It's a thing made by Tektro & Giant. In Giant's it's known as Giant Conduct Hydraulic Brakes
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    It's almost like a car, since that part above is called the Master Cylinder :21:
     
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    :eek:
     

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