Brakes, I like to have them. Call me a wimp, I call myself old and married. Reader Steve wanted brakes as well, but had some 650b wheels he wanted to put on a frame built for 27 inch wheels. A simple bracket hack to extend the brakes and he was set to roll and stop safely when needed. He sent along the following text and pictures.
What do you do when you have a frame built for 27" wheels and you want to use your 650b wheel set, but don't have long reach brakes? Build the brakes out with brackets. Flickr account here.