I am just about to have a pedal/lever made up for the rear brake on my 1930 TT Rep (the pedal located at the front of the frame RHS facing backwards).
Can anyone tell me what thickness steel plate is used on the original lever (the TT Rep is different from the Squirrel etc being made from flat steel plate instead of cast – well, it looks like plate to me).
I have the the rest of the unit and only need to cut and bend (to miss the oil pump fitted to a reduction gear)a bit of plate and have this welded on.
Hi Chris, The rear brake pedals that I have had on a number of Sprint Specials and a TT Rep, seemed to be just longer versions of the vintage Flying Squirrel ones, to accommodate the fact that footrests on the sportier models were usually set further back. I have always thought that they were malleable iron castings like the shorter ones, as the cross-sectional shape was roughly oval and not flat sided at all.
The lever may be slightly oval (see some very good photographs of a TT Rep in the VINANDVET website under ARCHIVES) but seems to be different to the standard bike unit.
The foot pad is definitely turned 90 degrees and the lever appears to be wider (or is that deeper?).
All the TT Rep pedals that I have seen are like this.
Thanks for the offer. I have quite a few photographs of the brake pedal, so, not required.
However, It would be very helpful if you could give me the dimension of the overall length of the unit ; say, c/l of spigot at the frame, to the face of the foot pad.