1953 single rear brake cable

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1953 single rear brake cable

Postby klaus gerhard » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:12 pm

Today I tried to fit a new rear brake cable to my 1953 single. It seems that the cable outer is slightly too long measuring 26,8mm. The result is that the cable outer is forced in a very extensive elbow.
Can anybody with cable operated rear brake on a plunger frame please measure his cable outer length?

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Re: 1953 single rear brake cable

Postby pappleton » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:17 pm

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Hi Klaus, Don't know if you had seen this or not. There is a link to the Draganfly page. Hopefully Lee has sorted this problem now. I have been holding off ordering a new cable until then
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Re: 1953 single rear brake cable

Postby klaus gerhard » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:27 pm

Hi Paul,
thanks for your reply. I had not seen the mentioned link to the discussion from earlier that year. So thanks for pointing me. My bike is a VHA with non quickly detachable rear hub. I ordered my cable here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ariel-Rear-B ... SwjxddDL84

Yes it would definitely be interesting to hear to which conclusion Lee had come to. As I said before it seems that the outer cable is too long even if it will extend when the suspension is compressed.

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Re: 1953 single rear brake cable

Postby klaus gerhard » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:55 pm

Today I fitted the cable and adjusted the brake by the fulcrum. Seems to work well. But feels actually quite pressed in, most likely to avoid an unwanted lockup when the plunger is compressed.
Regards Klaus
PS: the outer cable measures 26,8 cm not mm as I stated above!

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Re: 1953 single rear brake cable

Postby Ian.Taylor » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:30 am

I had my original rear brake cable on my 53 VHA for many years and still do but I replaced it with a new one as the sheathing was falling apart.
As with both cables it just loops in a U shape and will not now or ever go over the frame as Drags suggest
Even if it did it wouldn't line up correctly with the brake arm.

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Re: 1953 single rear brake cable

Postby jj.palmer » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:10 pm

Similar problem on my swinging arm NH350 some years ago, a very tight bend in the cable. I straightened the cable out by making an extended brake anchor plate which allowed the brake drum to rotate slightly anticlockwise.

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Re: 1953 single rear brake cable

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:31 pm

HI I have been trying to get my 1953-54 NH350 swinging arm rear cable to look right and line up and to work right but it does not look right it tries to bend out of the cable adjuster and does not line up straight with the pedal :?: :?


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