2/04/2008

What is B Rose riding?

  I am now dubbing this the "Sheldon Brown Memorial Brake Set-up".

  Everything hydraulic of course! So I put a Sturmey Archer drum brake/ dynamo hub on my steamroller; AWESOME!! It did remind of why drum brakes are considered low performance. It was much more of a "slow down" totalbrake than a "STOP!" brake. I missed my disc brakes.

  I had to find a solution and fast! This is what I did: I boosted the power by adding a hydraulic slave cylinder. Check't out! You can see the hub, the light, and the brake in question. All in on, very clean and VERY heavy. This didn't save any weight.

   Here you can see the slave cylinder, pretty sweet brakeclosehuh? It made a pretty big difference with the brake as far as now you can panic if you need, before you could pull cable all day and still hit the car that crossed you. I used a HOPE lever because they are my favorite lever and Hayes brake line cause leverI think it is the easiest to adapt. All in all I am pretty happy with it, I would of rather used a left lever and I would still like a smaller lever blade.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Sideburnz said...

That is rad. Where did the slave cylinder come from?

10:59 AM  
Anonymous M. Ledin said...

nice.

10:47 PM  
Blogger √•aron said...

heavey or no, thats +5 pimp!

10:22 AM  

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