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Old 12-28-2010, 07:38 AM
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Default Re: Monarch springer fork and drum brake

Originally Posted by corgi1 View Post
Could it be on the right instead of the left side of the bike,I would have to see the mechanics of the insides of the drum to validate that guess
Hmm, got me wondering Corgi. They work well just not stop the wheel dead braking power. @ 35 MPH, takes about 2 or 3 car lengths to be completely stopped.

Originally Posted by azbill View Post
Dan, I am surprised at that
I use mine almost exclusively, I only use the rear for hard/emergency braking
even with the weight of trailer/girls, it always stops me quickly
My first thought was you have a much more sedate ridding habit especially with the girls. But with that much added Inertia, dunno.

I would highly recommend this wheel to any one though! I like that it is anti-locking on the front. They are also just plane beautiful and will out live me. Really well made. I had the good fortune to tour the Worksman plant. They had rooms full of old bikes and parts they no longer make and a really cool old world sort of feel from the workers. (Hey, how you do'in? They are in NYC) Every thing they make looks like it was built for war or a ruff sea voyage. The CEO is a great guy and married to, I believe, Mr. Worksman's (his real name) great-grand daughter.

The pot holes that killed "Ol' Red" did not even throw this wheel out of true.
I dunno if they went up in price, but I paid $99 bucks for it and is one of the best motorized bicycle investments I ever made.

"Covering a city block in Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, sits the Worksman Cycle factory . This
nearly 100,000 square foot facility was opened in 1979 and where we still operate today. But that is not
where it all started. Back in 1898, in the back of a retail store in lower Manhattan, Morris Worksman
started to develop specialty bicycles and tricycles that would be useful for local merchants to use. He
saw a need for conveyances that could take the place of the horse and buggy. That was the start of
Worksman Cycles. From there, as the business grew and his children joined the company, Worksman
Cycles relocated several times to locations in Brooklyn. Finally in 1979, the company moved a bit east to
it current location in Queens, close to JFK Airport."

I am not affiliated with them in any way. Just really like their stuff and works great for our thing.
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