Rear Brake Plate

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Re: Rear Brake Plate

Postby ajsm18 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:51 pm

Ozmadman wrote: Just a small point. The slotted boss that locks the brake plate into the swing arm to prevent it from rotating... is that aluminium or steel? only they are prone to wear and I wonder is aluminium is up to the task


Wonderful piece of work Martin but what is the solution to Oz's point? Mine has some wear and clonks slightly when I first use the rear brake on a ride. I know this isn't ideal but is there a solution other than the obvious bodge of using some strips of steel to take up the play!

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Re: Rear Brake Plate

Postby Martin.S » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:21 am

I did reply to Ozmadman - it's Stainless Steel.
If I had a sloppy rear brake plate then I'd weld up the slots side faces and re machine it or file it to a nice sliding fit - of course it could be the swinging arm lug that's worn - you'll have to investigate

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Re: Rear Brake Plate

Postby ajsm18 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:44 am

Hi Martin,
Yeah, I saw you replied to Ozmadman, my quoting was poor!
I guess welding up is the answer but outside of my skills so I'll just have to live with it or look for another brake plate with less wear! I did have a spare rear wheel but gave it away. I do, though, have a spare swinging arm which may be a better fit.
Thanks

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