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Brake mounting points very close to the rim

They're for a wheel lock, aka ring lock or Dutch lock. If the bike came with the lower end Shimano roller brakes (Nexus) and you're looking this direction because they were inadequate, probably what ...
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Can I convert a rim brake wheel to a disc brake wheel?

I did it, 140 mm disc and it's working. Stabel with 4 bolts. Front one it's not possiable, too narrow.
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Flying Pigeon brake pads - change or not

Re: the front lamp brightness - your bike has a 12V "bottle" dynamo on the front fork. That will generate about 6W of alternating current at 12V. The system is intended to have a 6W front ...
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Flying Pigeon brake pads - change or not

I know this is an old thread, but I have a Raleigh DL-1 roadster similar to the Flying Pigeon (except rear brakes & a Sturmey-Archer 3spd hub.) The brakes can be improved with Fibrax or Kool Stop ...
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Can I replace my rear cantilever brake with a caliper brake?

I suspect you could do this. There is a brake bridge with a hole on centerline. You will need a caliper brake with enough "reach" to get down to the rim brake track, and enough width to get ...
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Can I replace my rear cantilever brake with a caliper brake?

You can't do this. First, by caliper brake, I assume you mean a road bike-style rim brake. To mount one of those, you need a bridge between the seat stays, and it needs to be drilled at the right ...
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