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Offline tck

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post war front wheels
« on: 16 May 2019 at 10:35 »
Anyone tried a non standard wheel/hub in a post war t35-mk5? even with relining and all the tricks and clamping with the brakes on its not exactly a good brake. Also, I am told the plus brake (it you could find one) is mainly a cosmetic improvement ... but I could be wrong

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Re: post war front wheels
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2019 at 10:50 »
The main problem is the mild steel brake drums - Ferodo on cast iron has a much better coefficient of friction!

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Re: post war front wheels
« Reply #2 on: 16 May 2019 at 12:13 »
Having had a Mark 3 Sports and an 80 Plus in the family I can confirm having a Plus brake doesn't make any difference.  :D

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Re: post war front wheels
« Reply #3 on: 16 May 2019 at 12:42 »
Perhaps there is a cast iron 7" lace-able  drum in the old British auto jumbles? since I have to rebuild a wheel anyway. ....
Thanks Eddie for pointing out the basic problem and conformation by dawn  that all that glitters is not gold (gold paint perhaps!)

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Re: post war front wheels
« Reply #4 on: 17 May 2019 at 19:38 »
I also read that the later competition bikes sometimes had a ring shrunk round the outside of the drum to prevent 'belling' that is a possibility I suppose how effective was that I wonder?

 

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