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TOPIC: Wanted Front Brake Arm, need more leverage

Wanted Front Brake Arm, need more leverage 13 Jan 2019 18:19 #11

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I remember seeing those things years back.

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Thanks Mark
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Wanted Front Brake Arm, need more leverage 13 Jan 2019 18:27 #12

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If you put on new shoes you also might try getting shoes relined with softer material... some of the modern brake shoe replacements have much harder lining than the original bikes that probably came with asbestos-containing lining. I think Matt at Speed and Sport offers relined shoes?

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Wanted Front Brake Arm, need more leverage 13 Jan 2019 21:59 #13

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MarkT wrote: If you put on new shoes you also might try getting shoes relined with softer material... some of the modern brake shoe replacements have much harder lining than the original bikes that probably came with asbestos-containing lining. I think Matt at Speed and Sport offers relined shoes?


Yes i saw that,.
A fellow on Bultaco FB takes the backing plate with the brakes intact and rigs it up in a lathe. Spins the whole dang thing, takes off material until even.
Also says the bikes with longer travel front suspension, flips the brakes from the right to the left side. Less chance of the cable getting caught, this is mostly on 80's bikes, ie Maicos.

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74 DT360
75 Norton
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64 McClane Edger
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