Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:57 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 45 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:50 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 29263
Location: Cells Interlinked
mattr wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:


Not quite ;) That looks like a low budget (childs bike) axle brake of some description. Don't think i'd fancy that stopping a 100 kilo rider + bike on a steep decent!


It was more the name that caught my eye, somebody must have been blowing the dust of some catalogues in 1995


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:07 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:32 am
Posts: 1732
Location: Worcestershire / West Midlands
hamster wrote:
petitpal wrote:
Thinking about this - some of the arguments on here are actually more related to hydraulic disks, rather than cable operated. So maybe a better question would be: what's the difference between cable operated disks and cable operated rim brakes vs the difference between hydraulic disks and hydraulic rim brakes (Maguras, etc).

I'm assuming that Maguras would have the same advantages as hydraulic disks - consistently minimal input for maximum power?


My Maguras are able happily to pull up a loaded touring tandem with a child trailer, wet or dry.



Ties in with what I've heard :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:08 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:32 am
Posts: 1732
Location: Worcestershire / West Midlands
legrandefromage wrote:
1975 - aint the t'internet great?


Seriously cool... fairly sure I didn't have those on my Grifter though :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:29 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:01 pm
Posts: 4655
petitpal wrote:
hamster wrote:
petitpal wrote:
Thinking about this - some of the arguments on here are actually more related to hydraulic disks, rather than cable operated. So maybe a better question would be: what's the difference between cable operated disks and cable operated rim brakes vs the difference between hydraulic disks and hydraulic rim brakes (Maguras, etc).

I'm assuming that Maguras would have the same advantages as hydraulic disks - consistently minimal input for maximum power?


My Maguras are able happily to pull up a loaded touring tandem with a child trailer, wet or dry.



Ties in with what I've heard :)


I remember setting up one of the first sets of these on an ATB in the v early 90s. The were so powerful ( & snatchy ) i thought they were too dangerous to use :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:28 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:42 am
Posts: 2965
First magura HS brakes i saw were on a swallow tandem at the york rally, probably 88 or 89. Massively powerful.

A note on the bike by the end of day two asking people not to touch the display. Most people were amazed by how much the stays spread with such a small load on the lever.

I then had them on a Dawes Double Edge 653 about 5 or 6 years later, and they would happily bring our ~200kg all up weight to a halt from north of 100kph on road. And a similar performance off road too.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 45 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ferry, Fudd, Hattyfatner, Imadeitmeself, kaya, MatBH5, Oldskool13, Retro junkie and 41 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group