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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:34 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi guys,

First post so be gentle.

I'm building up a 1946 Maclean’s road frame and have pretty much sourced everything bar the stem, bars and brakes. I've tried to keep everything period correct but am not sure what brakes I should be looking for, any help you can provide in letting me know what brakes would be period correct would be great.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:59 am 
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bikewithnoname wrote:
Hi guys,

First post so be gentle.

I'm building up a 1946 Maclean’s road frame and have pretty much sourced everything bar the stem, bars and brakes. I've tried to keep everything period correct but am not sure what brakes I should be looking for, any help you can provide in letting me know what brakes would be period correct would be great.


Burlite, B&T Manx, CLB, Doherty, GB, Lytalloy (1947 on), MAFAC (a little later) and Universal(Mod 39) is another, these are examples of brakes makers listed in the contemporary cycling catalogues, although they're not commonly available today (perhaps with the exception of MAFAC).

If you want to keep it British you'll need a GB bar and stem too.

Jon.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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thanks, would the "hidiminium" GB brakes be correct?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:30 pm 
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LAM?

Or are they only 50's?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Gloria brakes are a possible, as well. Terry


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:23 pm 
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bikewithnoname wrote:
thanks, would the "hidiminium" GB brakes be correct?


Hiduminium (developed by Rolls Royce before WW2 - High Duty Aluminium) was the material they were made from: I think GB brakes were only available from '48 though.

Adherence to the concept of period correct, especially with frames from this period can be very frustrating (from the point of view of obtaining parts - especially in good condition).

Jon.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the suggestions all.

I'm trying to be as period correct as possible, but as you say finding the parts is the key. If something comes up and is '51 rather than '46 I think I'll go for it. I'm not looking for NOS stuff which makes finding parts a little easier, I want the bike to look as old as it is, my focus is patina rather than polished chrome.

Time to start trawling eBay I guess!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Do not forget Resilions. Not cheap and they take a bit of setting up,but done properly they have superb stopping power .
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