Bicycle Mechanics - Drum Brake help
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I am thinking of upgrading my older Diamondback response with better brakes. The V-brakes have more than enough stopping power but are finicky with rubbing issues and are a pain to a point where I disconnect them when they get muddy. I want to upgrade the front to a hydraulic disk but on my frame there is no mount for a rear disk. So I was wondering if it is possible to put a rear drum brake on a mountain bike and where I can find one of these drum brakes.
Sturmey-Archer makes a drum/freehub and a drum/freewheel hub, here's a drum/freehub hub on ebay:
Excuse my ignorance but will my existing cassette slide right on to this?
I assume I will need a new brake cable?
What would I have to do for a rim?
Are they wet or dry brakes and how often would I have to replace the pads?
05-04-10, 08:20 PM
Upgrading just the front to a disk may be satisfactory.
The drums are dry, the bearings are sealed, your existing cassette should fit fine. You'll need a cable, housing and lever, your existing lever should be OK. It's a rear brake (light use), pads are pretty thick, who knows how long they'll last, long time for sure. You'll need to have the hub built into a wheel. Honestly, I wouldn't bother, rim brake in the back will be fine. This will cost you $250 by the time you're done. It's a rear brake....
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