brake blocks

I’m steadily amassing all the bits I need to fit a brake to my Coker. I’ve even
got some leather faced brake pads. These seem to be recomended for use with
steel bike rims…BUT… What works best on a coker steel rim, I think they are
recomded for bikes because they grip better than the rubbery ones on steel.
However I’m not sure i want LOTS of grip on the coker brake. Any one got any
opinions or tales to tell on the subject.

sarah

Re: brake blocks

I’ve been thinking about this, especially since trying out a nice prototype
hydraulic on the Telford. It makes downhills almost too easy, which would be
much appreciated on long steep hills on the Coker. But I am worried about the
flex in the wheel. The hill below my house is something like 23%, and unless I
concentrate on riding smoothly, the flex in the frame makes the tire rub on one
side. I bet that there is quite a bit of flex on steep uphills too, and would
hate to have that engage the brake.

I know some of you have already added brakes to Cokers - any comments would be
very welcome.

—Nathan

Sarah Miller <sarah@vimes.u-net.com> wrote in message
news:r4hp08.th.ln@vimes.u-net.com
> I’m steadily amassing all the bits I need to fit a brake to my Coker. I’ve
> even got some leather faced brake pads. These seem to be recomended for use
> with steel bike rims…BUT… What works best on a coker steel rim, I think
> they are recomded for bikes because they grip better than the rubbery ones on
> steel. However I’m not sure i want LOTS of grip on the coker brake. Any one
> got any opinions or tales to tell on the subject.
>
> sarah

Re: brake blocks

this is just a suggestion to think about… If you’re not taking your coker off
road (that WOULD be a site), then why not install a brake that put pressure on
the tread of the tire (like a go-cart brake)? Just a thought. Brian Berlin
Austin, TX

Re: brake blocks

Brian Berlin (berlin@texas.net) wrote:
: If you’re not taking your coker off road (that WOULD be a site), then why
: not install a brake that put pressure on the tread of the tire (like a
: go-cart brake)?

I take my Coker off road.I’m going for a rim brake as i think the rim will wear
down slower than the tire.

Cokers off road are fun.

sarah