david.anderson wrote: Strangley enough I have never had a problem with a grabby FWH rear brake, wet or dry and have never heard of anyone else having a grabby rear brake. David
I've looked at BSA/Triumph 7" and 8" brakes, John. It would seem that a pair of fork legs (or just the sliders?) with bolt-on end caps would be necessary for the spindle - or have people who have used these brakes made a spindle which passes-through, like the original Ariel one? If so, what about the torque stay?
I've read somewhere that an Ariel owner fitted a tls drum front wheel from an 'airhead' BMW. Does anyone have any information about this?
Bob.Murphy wrote:When I was building my Square Four between '68 and '70 I wanted a larger TLS brake so went for a BSA A10 front end in the Ariel yokes.
The Ariel yokes are wider than the BSA ones and I had a local Engineering Shop turn-up a longer wheel spindle. This left the torque stop (its a lump on the fork leg) too short so a Blacksmith friend brazed an extension on it (!). I was a bit concerned about the added leverage on the fitting but I'm still here and it never failed despite some wheel-locking stops (I was 23 back then remember).
john.mitchell wrote:..... I am lucky enough to have Lew Wallwork hydraulic front brakes on both of the bikes we used for big mileages and the difference is tremendous. They never grab and do not fade even on mountains and with the brakes shoes mounted on a separate metal plate they are not going to allow the outer plate to split. Incidentally they use BMC Metro shoes.
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