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Old 07-19-2010, 01:11 PM
KCvale KCvale is offline
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Default Re: KC's GT1 build with tips.

Originally Posted by oldsurfer View Post
I Have The Same Rear Hub Setup On My New There Any Way To Get A Good Result Out Of The Rear Drum Break ..any Secrets To Adjusting It
I had no joy getting the drum brake to work on the dual pull lever with the V-brake and ran out of time, the customer picked it up.

But, I'll tell you what I was going to try...

Swapping the front brake cable on the left lever with the drum brake cable on the dual pull right lever.

It is easier to match up pull tension on a pair of V-brakes than a V and a drum, especially the dual pulls without a tetter-totter swivel in them like I used on my Suede shifter bike, but it has a V front and a side pull back I added.

I love having both front and rear brakes with just my right hand.
I figure with the GT1's drum on the left lever out of the way, you pull the cable tight on the cable holding nut on it's connection and tighten it more if needed from the single left handlebar lever.

With the travel of single lever all to the drum I think you should be able to make it least a sort of an emergency brake but mostly rely on the dual pull front/rear right hand brake lever.

Just a thought that might help ;-}
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