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Mike Fennell

Welcome to a great little Club, largely composed of eccentrics. You have to be leaning at least a bit that way to ride a Scott.

Regarding the post-war Shipley front brake – you are just the latest in a long line of owners to bemoan its lack of performance, at the same time puzzling as to why such a decent looking, twin brake, should be so bad. Your timing however is spot-on as there is recent correspondence about it in the October issue of Yowl starting on page 422. My opinion is that the root problem lies in the mudguard mounted compensator which halves the force applied to the backplate levers, with a spongy stay system on the mudguard itself coming a close second.

Have a read, and also look in Technicalities 8.4.19 for Jim Ogden’s article from 1981.