Brake pictures

After our discussion in the comments of the previous post, here are my brake pictures:

Here it is both with and without the cheater lever. Also a shot of the front brake.


~ by susancyclist on January 5, 2009.

5 Responses to “Brake pictures”

  1. Susan, the brakes are exactly as I expected. The levers as well. Did the brake work better with the cheater removed? That would be an excellent diagnostic. Given the length of the pivot, I’m not sure there is a good fix save for not using the cheaters–the thickness of the hood makes it hard to get enough of the screw’s threads properly engaged without the cheater binding on that hood.

    BTW, if it were my bike, I would either install a new brake cable on that brake, or at least work on the one that is there to get the end “un-frayed.” Frayed ends like that can work through the binder bolt in a hard stop.

  2. Oh, and another thing: Thank you for taking the time to get those pictures online. I look forward to seeing your finished result!

  3. Tom, Thanks! All advice is welcome. I didn’t get a chance to mess around with the bike last night beyond the pictures. I’ll tell you the story about those frayed cables later! Kinda funny.

  4. Susan,

    Jenn (My S/O) bought an early 80s Peugeot as a multi-modal bike (we are both recumbent riders, but none of the ‘bents fit the bus-mounted bike racks). She’s excited about being able to use one bus instead of two to get to work or home from work, and will sometimes ride the bike home instead of the bus. Over the weekend of 10Jan09, she cleaned and repacked the crank and headset bearings, and will be doing the same thing with the wheel bearings this week. She will also (under tutelage) install a new rear derailleur, new shifters, cables, rack, fenders and lights. She’s very excited about it.

    Hope things are going well for you, too. Let me know what you find on your brakes!

  5. That sounds like fun. Check out my new post for the non-latest on mine.

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