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Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:41 pm

Hi,
I’m toying with the idea of fitting a remade original type disk brake, are any of you guys using 1 of these? It is to be going on a series 2 reed valve 186 muggy, so not a total speed merchant.
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby HxPaul » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:33 am

I've got an inboard disc brake with a reverse pull cable on it and sintered pads.It stops great and the brake is good.
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby Dazts1 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:10 pm

I’m in the same situation. I’ve got used various outboards but wanted original look reverse pull inboard. Taking the time to setup properly has paid dividends. Stops and works mint. As well as my inboard hydraulic setup. All though I’ve only done around 1000m with it it has impressed me.
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby Fastwheels69 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:53 pm

I've just fitted an inboard disc brake to my special ,it stops good with sintered pads
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:50 pm

Hi.
I have purchased a re-made original type disk brake having read the advice given and also got some sintered pads, I intend swapping the pads while I am away from home ( waiting to go into work ) what spanners should I through in a box to take with me?
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:55 pm

Evening.
I have had an hour in the man cave and managed to swap out the wheel studs for SIP 1’s as I intend to use their tubeless rims (another post helped me make my mind up) I am changing the pads to sintered as suggested above, I’ve removed the spindle nut and lightly taped the spindle until it is flush with the hub, my question is should I be able to separate the 2 halves at this stage or what is the next step?
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby nickw » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:40 pm

It's a while since I split mine but I seem to think the disc sometimes gets stuck on the 3 inner spindles and that I have had to tap that to free the two halfs completely. Looking at the time you've probably sussed that by now
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:05 pm

No.
I’ve hit the Desperados! For now.
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:44 pm

Hi.
To make the disk brake rear pull what do I need?
I have brake and cable as building from bits!
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby dickie » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:00 pm

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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby Storkfoot » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:07 pm

You can make up the bits yourself but this makes it simple:

https://www.riminilambrettacentre.com/e ... disco.html
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:56 pm

Storkfoot wrote:You can make up the bits yourself but this makes it simple:

https://www.riminilambrettacentre.com/e ... disco.html


Ordered thanks that is the 1 piece I could not figure out from all the images I had seen, I’d looked at Rimini before and did not see that an option to buy on its own.

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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:46 pm

Help needed!

I’ve just taken my brake apart and numpty I am did not take any notice of which way round the disk goes, I’m guessing raised section towards the window?
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby Storkfoot » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:10 pm

It will only fit one way :D

Have you got the thicker type cable from Scooter Restorations? If not, it is definitely worth it. In my experience, you’ll need to trim the outer and maybe the inner. You don’t want a great big loop but you also don’t want a short and tight loop. Cut a bit at a time.
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby Chadley » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:43 pm

Storkfoot wrote:It will only fit one way :D

Have you got the thicker type cable from Scooter Restorations? If not, it is definitely worth it. In my experience, you’ll need to trim the outer and maybe the inner. You don’t want a great big loop but you also don’t want a short and tight loop. Cut a bit at a time.


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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:09 pm

All back together I have a T5 brake light cable I’m planning to use the 1 with the built in switch!
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby Warkton Tornado No.1 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:16 am

Chadley wrote:
Storkfoot wrote:It will only fit one way :D

Have you got the thicker type cable from Scooter Restorations? If not, it is definitely worth it. In my experience, you’ll need to trim the outer and maybe the inner. You don’t want a great big loop but you also don’t want a short and tight loop. Cut a bit at a time.


Beware:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=8782


Thank you for taking the opportunity to remind us all of a problem that I experienced.

Really, I haven't followed this up, as even I get fed up with banging on about safety.

However, if I were in Scooter Restorations shoes, I would take the opportunity of being pro-active in eliminating any issue the supply of their disc brake specific cable may have had.

At the very least, I would seek out a supplier that could ensure a product fit for purpose.

Then I would look @ all sales records of the item & send out replacements FOC.

IMO it would cost them very little but reap greater rewards.

Or is it me being 'short sighted' :?:
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby missing lynx » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:52 pm

Warkton Tornado No.1 wrote:
Chadley wrote:
Storkfoot wrote:It will only fit one way :D

Have you got the thicker type cable from Scooter Restorations? If not, it is definitely worth it. In my experience, you’ll need to trim the outer and maybe the inner. You don’t want a great big loop but you also don’t want a short and tight loop. Cut a bit at a time.


Beware:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=8782


Thank you for taking the opportunity to remind us all of a problem that I experienced.

Really, I haven't followed this up, as even I get fed up with banging on about safety.

However, if I were in Scooter Restorations shoes, I would take the opportunity of being pro-active in eliminating any issue the supply of their disc brake specific cable may have had.

At the very least, I would seek out a supplier that could ensure a product fit for purpose.

Then I would look @ all sales records of the item & send out replacements FOC.

IMO it would cost them very little but reap greater rewards.

Or is it me being 'short sighted' :?:

Is it that the Scooter Restoration cable is for a std routing? as the reverse pull requires a shorter cable
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby dickie » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:08 pm

No, that's not the issue, although you're correct. The nipple simply pulls off the end in the lever on the handlebars.
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Re: Original Disk Brake

Postby shane BBoys » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:48 am

I there anybody that manufactures an I cap without the I?

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