Monday, August 25, 2014

Supercycle spindle switch

The improvised front brake on the Supercycle Traveller was frankly dangerous. The 90mm spindle was too short, having only a few turns of thread exposed at the back. The locknut could not be secured.
These bikes were originally supplied with only a rear coaster brake, which might be OK cruising on the boardwalk but marginal on any sustained descent. I managed to source a 100mm spindle from an old Weinmann 730 brake and now the bike can be used with confidence. Having two brakes has more than doubled the stopping power. It is now suitable for use round the neighbourhood.

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