I updated my old Peugeot touring bike so that I can use it instead of putting wear and tear on my other bike. My only snag in the deal was that I could not find a good set of long reach brake calipers. I need at least 61 mm of reach and the only thing that I could find was a cheap set of diacomp like brakes. I only paid 12.00 for them from my local bicycle shop. I have them installed and they work better than the original Mafac brakes that came on the bike. I am wondering if there is a way to increase the braking power of the cheap single pivot brakes that I am currently using. I could put on a higher grade pad, but I don't know if this will help. Does anybody have suggestions?