Spare brake lever spring.

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Spare brake lever spring.

Postby malcolm.johnson » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:15 pm

In amongst the boxes of bits of my totally dismantled rigid 47 Sq 4, were these three springs. As I am now, about to assemble the rear brake and hub, the original brake lever spring is I believe the one on the right and in the middle is an unused replacement, which I will probably use. The unused one on the left is the same but wound in the opposite direction---- what does that fit? There is no hole on the front brake plate to accept it.
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Re: Spare brake lever spring.

Postby Pete.Silson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:05 pm

The left hand one is from a spring frame rear brake. It's the other way round since the brake rod runs above the rear axle and therefore the brake operating arm points upwards rather than downward as it does on a rigid.


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Re: Spare brake lever spring.

Postby paul.jameson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:59 pm

Or a rigid up to 1935 (or Square only to 1936) which again had the upward pointing rear brake lever on the brake plate.
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