[CR]Brakes for track bikes

Example: History:Norris Lockley

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 15:36:20 +0900
From: Dennis Young <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <otterwazoo@yahoo.com>
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Subject: [CR]Brakes for track bikes

There has been mention before of the removable rear brakes that use aluminum plates and a wing bolt to clamp around the seat stays. These are manufactured and sold in Japan. Has anyone seen them offered in the states? I can get them if anyone is interested. One mail order catalog company here shows two types in their catalog. There is a standard model for around $25 and a deluxe at about $50. I'd have to enquire about the differences.

Dennis Young Hotaka, Japan

> I'm totally against drilling track frames for brakes,
> but I like to ride around town and I'm now a little
> old and risk averse for doing the brakeless thing in
> traffic. So I'm thinking that maybe an drum brake hub
> could be fitted to front or rear. Anyone have any thoughts?