Robinson brake / Wideline Frame

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Good evening,

Does this Robinson brake correspond to the period of a 1954 wideline frame ?
 
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Per the advert:

"Design loosely based on the Eddie Robinson designed double sided 8" drum brake of the mid '60's."
 

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Well I would hope they are only loosely based on the original, certainly if the original that I had some years ago was anything to go by!

It was a pretty awful thing. Consensus of opinion was that the choice of alloy for the hub was wrong. The thing expanded so much when hot it was impossible to deal with, I set it up dragging, but after 4 laps or so the lever would pull back to the bars and I had to adjust it whilst riding. Then, when cooled after the race the brake would be on pretty tight and need the adjusters backing off again!

I doubt this would ever surface as an issue with road use though to be fair.
 
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Like a lot of manufactures did in this heyday-they used the wrong type of alloy thar expanded too much with the heat . . . . . .:rolleyes:
 
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Steko, I don’t think this 4ls brake was available in 1954, however it was certainly used on a number of period cafe racers over the years. I have one that I am going to use on my Ironhead Sportster engined Slimlne special.
 
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Robinson brake / Wideline Frame
 
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I have one on my T150V Triton and it's the best front brake I've had I can stand it up on the front wheel,I can't comment under racing conditions but I've had the hub to very hot and no cable issues
 

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I have one on my T150V Triton and it's the best front brake I've had I can stand it up on the front wheel,I can't comment under racing conditions but I've had the hub to very hot and no cable issues
Original item or a replica ?
 

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Interesting !

Maybe they didn’t use the ‘wrong‘ alloy… maybe the just got whatever was in the smelting pot that day… and maybe yours was made on a day when there was some decent stuff in the pot… and mine wasn’t…?!
 
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Robinson brake / Wideline Frame


https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23600/lot/397/ bit of a likeness .

EARLIER , the 7R brake was considered ' the BEST ' must be repro ones 'off the shelf '

Twit broke his neck riding a Honda, so they said .

Robinson brake / Wideline Frame


The SLS , no racing , has rather better FEEDBACK , plus it's ' ELECTRON ' ( magnesium alloy , so lighter , tho inflamable , so if it overheats :eek: )

( just kidding ! ) You wouldnt think it'd be safe to let blokes like this loose on machines like that , now would you . ?

CANT get the pitcher to LOAD , so click ere https://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/vincent/Vincent-Norvin-1964-Milford-CT.htm Ee's gotcher brake , like .
 
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