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Old timer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:36 pm
by Flintlock
Today at a vintage rally in Banbridge
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Re: Old timer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:54 pm
by tefflon
Very nice and it's British things have changed so much but I bet the owners that have harder over the years have still got a smile on there faces

Re: Old timer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:57 pm
by gooseneck
What a beautiful machine, and a v twin too..... (thumbs)

Re: Old timer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:58 pm
by suzivstrom650
Flintlock wrote:Today at a vintage rally in Banbridge
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Lovely old machine.
I assume it's got (appalling) drum brakes but what are the discs around the spokes?

Re: Old timer

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:27 pm
by Big Red
The disc on the offside of the wheel is the brake. Its a'v' groove and a rubber brake block is pushed down into it.
The parts are no longer available for them so owners have to make their own. I once rode a friends 1913 flat tanker 250 bsa and was suprised how effective it was. Mind the rubber block didnt last very long

Re: Old timer

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:52 am
by hotbulb
"The disc on the offside of the wheel is the brake. Its a'v' groove and a rubber brake block is pushed down into it."
Often called Dummy Belt pullies .... Originally the only brake would be on the back wheel, a rubber brake block pushed into the groove on the Belt-drive pulley.