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Vintage Components - Scott Pedersen SE Brake Calipers

Pedersen calipers and brake parts on this page: Front caliper set | Front caliper arm, missing parts | Rear caliper arm missing parts #1 | Rear caliper arm missing parts #2

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These cantilever calipers are called "self energizing". The very act of braking creates ever greater pad force against the rim. To quote SunTour's (which licensed Pedersen's design) explanation of the design:

"Designed to enhance the rider's stopping power without expending more energy at the brake lever. ...Self Energizing brakes use the directional force of the rim to increase braking energy. As the [rear] pads contact the rim they are pulled forward toward the the seat stay; the brake's internal helical mechanism drives the pads on to the rim with greater force."

Pedersen calipers are front/rear specific. That is, there is a front pair and a rear pair. Care should be given to mounting them.


SE Pedersen/Scott Composite front brake calipers with Kool Stop brake pads. Used, $80.00/front caliper set

Pederson front calipers

These SE Pederson calipers are for the front.

SE Pederson calipers

The backs of the calipers.

Pederson calipers

Side view

SE Pedersen calipers

A last look from another angle


SE Pedersen front caliper arm, missing hardware. Used

Pedersen caliper

It's not all there. But maybe it's what you need.

Pedersen front arm

Another view of the lever arm.


SE Pederson rear caliper arm, missing hardware, #1. Used

Pedersen brake arm

Not quite all there...

Pedersen rear brake caliper arm

A different view


SE Pederson rear caliper arm, missing hardware, #2. Used

Brake arm

Back view of the arm.

Pederson brak earm

The other side of the brake arm