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Old 04-18-2009, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: SRAM front drum brake hub

Originally Posted by eDJ View Post
I'm glad you like the idea Dan.

It may be hard for some to visualize with just a description so I sketched it out.

I omitted some of the drawing just to keep it focused to the chain pull movement and the
Bendix brake arm defines the connection to the other fork tine so the inertia would be about
the same as it would on the rear of the bike.

Sketch below:
Your concept looks very interesting and it should work. The only problem I see is the leverage factor. The coaster brake is designed to be activated with leg pressure and I'm wondering if you'll be able to create enough leverage with a hand brake lever to effectively expand the internal shoes to make the the brake work. If you try this please keep us posted. Very intriguing idea. I like it.
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