I have a 1985 Peugeot P16 (mixte). The Weinmann 730 sidepull rear brake was located at the seatstay bridge.

Q: Is it safe to relocate it to the gusset plate located behind the seat tube and attached to the intermediate stays (because i don't know the name of the head tube to rear drop out twin tubes!).

The brake, with a spacer, will physically fit, but i don't know if it's the right thing to do. Seems this would leave the seat stay bridge for rack & fender mounting.



Yes, on my 1975 Peugeot UO18, the brakes are located on the intermediate stays and the seat stays are used for the rack mount.

The brake configuration is visible here.

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  • Beautiful bike :-) – andy256 May 24 '15 at 5:38
  • Thanks for the confirmation and beautiful example picture/ link. I think repositioning the brake cleans up the back end considerably. – s.e. clarke May 24 '15 at 14:03
  • It was originally designed this way and makes for a very clean and efficient positioning of the brake cable. I wonder why someone relocated your brakes to the seat stays in the first place. – RoboKaren May 24 '15 at 17:06
  • I don't know why. Just picked up the bike at a flea market for $45. The rear brake bolt did have 2 concave aluminum spacers gripping the seatstay bridge, so i do believe it was "factory" install. – s.e. clarke May 25 '15 at 10:47

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