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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:33 am 
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Found this in the road section on an excellent restoration thread:


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Its a parallel brake design from at least 1982.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:44 am 
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Solex moped, 1940-something.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:46 am 
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Now those are very interesting indeed. I love the simplicity of the Vs in LGFs pic.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:58 am 
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Solex isn't a v brake, arm pivots above the pads, its more a U-brake. Theres nothing new in bikes as an elderly cyclist now departed this earth used to tell me, over and over and over again :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:01 am 
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BITD when I was working in On Your Bike at London Bridge, a guy came in with a set of home-made V-brakes that he was toutign around trying to get support for. That would have been '94/'95.
They were very simple looking but nicely finished.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:08 am 
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I came across some other early road ones the other day when researching some things on brakes, but I can't remember what brand/where I found them/any other details.

That's my helpful contribution to the thread :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:47 pm 
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IIRC Mike Burrows' monocoque low-pro had a rear mounted V in 1982, before he swapped to the mono fork pictured. Very similar time and influence as the Martin Pyne bike.:
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I think it might have been one side fixed, other floating, though.

I took a picture at a bike show...got a picture somewhere (proper negative/take it to Boots/wait a week type).
If I find it, I'll scan it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:11 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Solex isn't a v brake, arm pivots above the pads, its more a U-brake.


True. V-brake-esque linear actuation, though, rather than a straddle wire. Although it's pushing the arms apart rather than pulling them together.

I'm sure I've seen a pic of some old Honda moped from the 70s with what's very much a V-brake on it, but I can't find that one now.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:21 pm 
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I'm liking that Solex brake, specially the plunger actuator, genius:

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The whole plate construction thing's a bit frightening, though. Reminds me of the 40s B&T Manx brake:
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Anyway, back to the OP...30 yrs later, plus ca change: The Ridley Noah TT frame with carbon integrated brake...looks familiar:
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All the best,


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:20 pm 
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MikeD wrote:
velomaniac wrote:
Solex isn't a v brake, arm pivots above the pads, its more a U-brake.



I'm sure I've seen a pic of some old Honda moped from the 70s with what's very much a V-brake on it, but I can't find that one now.


I've seen that pic of the Honda 'ped aswell, it was a few years ago mind :?


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