Author Topic: Arai drag brake  (Read 972 times)

Tim Hall

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Arai drag brake
« on: January 01, 2017, 02:50:43 pm »
I've just bought a Super Galaxy Twin in startingly good condition.  It's been modded a bit a previous owner, in that the drag brake is now operated by a lever on the stoker bars.  I did this selfsame mod to the same model bike many years ago. Looking at this one I think the reaction arm is put together wrongly. From the outside it goes bolt head, cable stop bracket, chainstay brazeon, reaction arm, bolt.  The cable stop bracket has a wee tab which doesn't quite engage on the reaction arm but should.  It looks like I csn either bend the tab or move the reaction arm so it's outboard of the chainstay brazeon.  Has anyone else got this set up? Google image search is proving fruitless.
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Re: Arai drag brake
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 06:33:00 pm »
I'll photograph ours to see if that helps.

There you go.  Not as you describe but....



Do we read anything into the purchase of the tandem???

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Tim Hall

  • Bright are the stars that shine Dark is the sky
Re: Arai drag brake
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 06:54:29 pm »
Thanks for the pic, although yours doesn't have the cable stop. Anyway, I've worked it out now.

As to your final question: I'm sure I don't know what you mean. (cough cough). Mind you I borrowed a tandem off Dave W a few weeks back.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Arai drag brake
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 09:21:24 pm »
Top tip for centering the shoes, the centre hole is slightly oversize to allow the plate to float. With the wheel off the bike, loosen the plate lock-nut, manually operate the brake and nip up the nut -