RE: [CR]Phil Disk Brake, Was Dished Front Wheel


From: Mark Bulgier <mark@bulgier.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Phil Disk Brake, Was Dished Front Wheel
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 00:04:46 -0700


Paul Brodek wrote:
> Phil said he would make a running change to the new plate. I don't
> know whether he did anything about previous production.

Yes, I remember that first plate (or rather, the fork bumper on it) was a death trap! I too don't know if he made any effort to contact owners of the original setup.

Even with the improved plate/bumper, it still had the capacity to unrake your fork if the blade wasn't strong enough, but this is a feature of any hub brake with a lot of stopping power.
> Mark referred to "the thicker, less strippable interface between the
> fiber disk and the aluminum piece on the hub." My disk is a few mm
> thicker at the "teeth" which mesh with the toothed aluminum piece on
> the hub. My memory has grown hazy, but I think the original disk was
> all one thickness, and at some point Phil sent me the improved one
> that was thicker at the teeth.

Right, the bad ones are all one thickness, the better ones had the thicker section.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, Wa
USA