Re: [CR]backassward brake mounting


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004
From: "Louis Schulman" <louiss@gate.net>
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 00:20:55 -0500 (EST)
In-Reply-To: <NEBBKFFPJLMLKGHMFJBHMEEICMAA.otis@otisrecords.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]backassward brake mounting


On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 20:44:36 -0800, Otis wrote:

#<I'm sure Chuck is kidding here ... I've never seen a brake mounted #to the rear of a fork crown, but I HAVE seen people who mounted the #rear brake on the inside of the rear triangle. Never have gotten #a plausible answer for that one ... # #Any ideas?>

When the brake is mounted conventionally, on the outside of the bridge, the force of braking pivots the brake assembly down slightly. On the inside of the bridge, the brake pivots up slightly.

Since the rim is wider toward the tire, pivoting up should result in slightly greater braking force, as was done specifically with self-energizing mountain brakes. That's the theory, anyway.

Louis Schulman
Tampa, Florida