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Posted by: Spike TITLE: AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn tandem brake
I posted this in the tandem section responses there appear slow to non excistantthere so trying here.I refurbed an Atom drum brake on a 70s Schwinn tandem.It seems to stop better but not as I expected.Even though adjusted so it is lightly rubbing and tight cable I can still bottom the hand lever against the grip.It stops pretty good but I expected more.
Front caliper is signifigantly better.Is the drum intended more for extended heavy braking with a load and not expected to lock up a wheel?How thick are the brake linings?
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Posted by Scott
The problem might be cable stretch.Because the cable is so long it~s stretching inside the sheathing.The drum brake should be able to skid the back tire no problem.I would suggest changing the cable for one for a motorcycle or a bmx.They are much ticker and wound differently.Worth looking into.
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