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Sturmy Archer Front Drum Brake
banachek
post Sep 12 2012, 02:54 PM
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Hi Guys,
I'm looking to do something a little different on my next old school build & I'm considering using a front drum brake hub, I can't remember which pro rode one bitd, but Id like to get some more info on them.
Has anyone used one or have any tips? Can I use a front caliper as well?
Also am I crazy to go down this route?
Thoughts more than welcome....

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post Sep 12 2012, 10:49 PM
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Ceppie Mays from CW used front and rear Sturmey Archer hubs in the late 80's.
Hard to find, hard to adjust properly.
From what i've asked from people who have used them, they stop very well, but do not "feather" well.
But when Built up right I have to admit they look cool.
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post Sep 13 2012, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE (Glen @ Sep 13 2012, 05:49 AM) *
Ceppie Mays from CW used front and rear Sturmey Archer hubs in the late 80's.
Hard to find, hard to adjust properly.
From what i've asked from people who have used them, they stop very well, but do not "feather" well.
But when Built up right I have to admit they look cool.


Thanks for that, I'll try to find some pics of Ceppie, there's some Sturmy stuff on Ebay, but need to more research & get the period correct stuff.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes how they look.
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post Sep 23 2012, 01:09 PM
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Mike Buff was the first that I remember using one:

(IMG:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/raceinc/00016.jpg)
(IMG:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/raceinc/HutchBuff85.jpg)
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post Oct 7 2012, 09:13 PM
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You can still buy em.
http://www.jensonusa.com/!wTIdALqMcrAx...CFYyZ4AodSzMA4g
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post Oct 12 2012, 02:31 PM
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Thats great, thanks for the link. I'm defo on for this, I'll post pics when done.
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post Oct 13 2012, 02:00 AM
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I've got a bike with them in the front and rear. A little tricky to set up, but pretty rad. The rear doesn't work as well with the spinmaster, but I imagine with a cable straight to it it would work much better. This is a little tribute bike I made like Ceppie's bike that was mentioned above.

(IMG:http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8082058343_bb3e90402c_b.jpg)

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post Oct 23 2012, 05:36 PM
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I seen that bike on the Museum, fantastic job, one of my fave CW's built.
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