Sorry to go again so soon but if I am ever going to get this disparate pile of bits into a 1928 500 3 speed machine I do need a little guidance (I am already reading technicalities till I go cross eyed!)
Front wheel: the one I have is not up to much infact all I really have is a hub no bearings no brake plate no shoes and a rebuild spokes and rim is needed, so considering the comments on the poor braking of the final result I was wondering about making up a twin drum brake that looked ‘in keeping’. Now I have had experience of too powerful brakes on my Vincent Brampton forks so I dont want to put too much strain on the kite forks but has anyone done a road going twin brake set up? if so what brakes did they use as a basis? Im not afraid of some engineering but better to tread a path well used.
Thanks in advance
A few of my friends over the years have fitted the bsa bantam front brake to vintage bikes.It fairly resembles a vintage type brake and can also be made to perform reasonably well and is easily available… Adrian