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drum brakes

Postby Flat_Track_Racer » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:54 pm

Has anyone experimented with extending the brake arm on their drum brakes? I don't mean the brake handle I mean the arm the cable is attached to at the wheel [/u]
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re: drum brakes

Postby John » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:03 pm

Why? Never had a problem with Tomos drums. Older models were a smaller diameter than current. especially the spoked wheeled variety.
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re: drum brakes

Postby RebelRider.Mike » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:20 pm

I haven't.
I suppose it would give you more subtle control and a larger force when brakeing fully.

My little Free Spirit has little enough mass (even with me on it) that I haven't had trouble slowing down.

If you do try it, be careful of locking up the back tire. That can cause a loss of control of the bike.
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re: drum brakes

Postby Flat_Track_Racer » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:00 pm

Thats what I was thinking. Finer braking control and more power from the brake handle itself
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