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    GrahamJohnWallace reacted to kingoffootball's post in the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes with Like Like.
    Yes, I have an Alpine hub on my all-purpose bike, which I really like. I'd definitely be interested in a setup like that as a winter...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    Interesting commuter bike. I have seen Shimano roller brakes with belt drives before, but not an old-school Sturmey Archer drum. I like...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    In nearly 40 years experience of riding off-road on drum-brakes I have only gone down like a led zeppelin once. This was last winter...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    Having said: "I wouldn't want to use them on a steep technical off-road downhill, even with four-finger levers." They never ever locked...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    With drum-brakes being popular on tandems, I am not surprised that a builder who made tandems would also use them on their MTBs. This...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    I used to think that the Repack down-hill races were named after hub-brakes, like the ones we have been discussing so far, getting so...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Pashley.
    Yes, Six-speed derailleur, drum-brake and two-speed hub-gear all built into one wheel. You should be able to change the two-speed when...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    The leading shoe is the one that has the self-servo self-energising action. In reverse, like when stopping on a steep ascent, the top...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread New Galvanised Spokes.
    The most important characteristic of these early MTB wheels is their use of heavy=duty 12 gauge spokes. A feature that was later dropped...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread New Galvanised Spokes.
    Yes. 12g galvanised motorcycle spokes will be identical to the same gauge bicycle spokes though shorter than the 254mm ones I need. Yes...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread New Galvanised Spokes.
    Thanks for that. However, their charges of £65 per wheel would make the project too expensive. It would be far cheaper for me to buy...
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    I am hoping to build some wheels using NOS hubs and rims. But to keep them original spec, I need to use galvanised spokes...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    I believe that the Sturmey Archer alloy brakes were designed mainly for the Dutch-roadster market and they were never seriously marketed...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    My 70mm 'Elite' hubs were bought and fitted in the spring of 1985 not long after SA introduced them. I believe that they were the first...
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    GrahamJohnWallace replied to the thread Hub/Drum Brake Bikes.
    The bike is a Mk1 Cleland Dingbat with its long headtube, high bottom-bracket and 3" wide rear tyre. It is using a rear Lelue brake on...
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