- Oct 4, 2013
wilkey113 said:Thanks Fast Eddie,
I've looked at Discovolante and Andy Molnar. I've looked at all the replica brakes actually, and most of them are top notch. My biggest hang up, is that I'm a bit of a stickler for original parts. I'd prefer to find the old original bits, and don't mind spending the money. I'm not racing the bike, and even though I'll be riding it regularly on the road, I think a drum brake will be plenty sufficient for my needs and the fact that I'm not out to be some road racer tough guy.
I know a disk works better, I know a double disc works better yet, and then putting a disc on the back is even better yet. But it's a late 1950's - early 1960's motorcycle, so I prefer the correct looking bits. Lots of this stuff starts to get too modern for me, and at some point, with too many upgrades, I might as well get myself a Mazda Miata, put the top down and wear a helmet. Joking of course...
My project is a long term build, and I've been at it regularly for 3 1/2 straight years. I've still got time before it's done, so I can wait and keep looking for the right bits. If, by the time it's ready, if the brakes are all that's holding it up, then I'll pop for one of Andy Molnar's 4LS Manx brakes. But I'm still holding out for something original.
Appreciate all the info, and if I can figure out a reasonable way to ring Dave Degens, then I'll certainly give him a call.
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