[Yak] I think I am getting too hot
bikefridaywalter at gmail.com
Tue May 26 12:45:15 CDT 2009
'tis true. I think we have a rare few left.. MAYBE. Call service
ASAP if you want to check.
Walter Lapchynski c/o Green Gear Cycling
"it's not just a name, it's our mission"
On May 26, 2009, at 7:22 AM, Chad Parrish wrote:
> I thought that the Arai drum brake had been discontinued and is no
> longer available. Am I wrong??? I know would like to equip my
> tandem with one.
> On May 25, 2009, at 4:18 PM, Greg Illes wrote:
>> I went through this whole drag-brake thing last year, and the only
>> answer is the Arai drum brake.
>> Get one, or you're going to blow tires, and it could be a lot more
>> dangerous than inconvenient.
>> Recently, we rode with another couple who had a really big disk
>> brake on the back of their Santana full-size.
>> They were disappointed in the power of the brake.
>> Since installing the Arai, I also notice that my hands don't cramp
>> up on a long downhill; we just set the drag brake
>> to our desired speed and pretty much relax. Even a fabulous disk
>> brake wouldn't afford this advantage.
>> It weighs about 1.5 pounds, and it just plain works. Wouldn't ride
>> a tandem on hills without one.
>> From: Martin Laycock <m.laycock at strath.ac.uk>
>> To: "yak at bikefriday.com" <yak at bikefriday.com>
>> Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 10:29:48 AM
>> Subject: [Yak] I think I am getting too hot
>> I have a 16 speed delrailier Family Traveler and on a recent trip
>> which involved heading down some short steep hills I seemed to
>> overheat the back wheel rim and melted the tire. It must have been
>> a few seconds away from blowing out! OK, a new tire is not going to
>> break the bank but I woold prefer this not to happen again. Has
>> anyone got any experience of fitting a front or rear drum brake to
>> a BF tandem?
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