Re: [Geared_hub_bikes] RE: Drum Brake Question
- I asked the Sturmey Archer guy on the Sturmey facebook page and this
is his answer:
"Road levers I have never tried but we recommend standard cantilever
style brake levers. The longer the brake lever the better the brakes
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Alex Wetmore <alex@...> wrote:
> From: Mike Wilson [mwilson@...]
>> That is not my experience, but I would not be surprised to learn that
>> some S.A. drum brakes work differently than others. I could not find a
>> cable adjustment that would both give effective rear braking and no
>> rubbing with the lever at idle. This with a 5 speed drum brake I believe
>> from the 1990s.
> I agree with Simon and have found that most drum brakes want cantilever lever pull, not V-brake pull. In fact the worst drum brakes that I've used have all been because they've been setup with V-brake levers.
> When you used that drum brake was it with drop bar levers or flat bar levers? Drop bar levers (especially aero ones) don't pull quite as much cable, which can cause problems.
> V-brakes didn't come out until the mid-90s, so it is pretty unlikely that you'd find a drum brake made then which required V-brake levers.
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