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Paul's 10-speed '72 Stow-Away

Efficient brakes

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Efficient brakes
This bike will be used at speed in traffic, so good brakes are essential. Tektro's R559 are the best performing brakes with the necessary depth. The front one will fit without modifications, but the rear requires more depth. To solve this problem, I've flattened out the brake-bridge plate. A new brake hole has been drilled 12 mm below the original one, and a thick aluminium plate has been added to provide reinforcement and reduce flex. To keep the brake cable run tidy, and to avoid using bands or zip ties (which I hate!), I've added a threaded hole to the seat tube, for a cable clip cut from aluminium sheet and bent to fit.
Posted by davepalk on August 14, 2017 Full Size|

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