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Tony Kitching
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In 1960 a friend and I bought a pair of new scotts from Harry Langman and before leaving the shop I asked him about the front brake, i.e. was it as good as it looked. He had taken my 1947 F.S. in part exchange and I was hoping that the new bike had something a bit better than the old one. He told me that the one thing I wouldn’t have any trouble with was the brakes. If I remember correctly, the front brake was a twin 8″ and Harry said it had more lining area than a Manx Norton. He said it portraid great optimism so far as the engine was concerned. My current Scott, a 1947 F.S. has a twin pull handebar lever and we had trouble getting it through the test a couple of weeks ago. I’ve had it apart and there’s nothing obvious, but the cables seem a bit thin so I’m looking at trying to fit thicker/better cables to cut out some of the sponginess.
Tony Kitching