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Old 07-26-05, 11:09 AM   #1
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Karate Monkey + drum brake?

Been having trouble trying to get dimensions, anyone know if there would be enough clearance on the back of the Karate Monkey to mount it up with a SRAM iBrake drum brake (hub)... my concern is that on the left side of the KM in the rear is the disc mount - it has that little bracket that comes down into the seat stay and the drum brake has an arm that needs to be mounted to the seat stay... I reckon it'd work because of the fore-aft adjustability of the track end, but am curious if any y'all would venture a guess.

While I'm on the subject, anyone know off the top of your head what kind of lever is required for a drum brake? I'm reckoning that any of the Avid levers might work? They say they're adjustable - but is the mechanical advantage adjustable enough? Do drum brakes require the same amount of pull as a disc or linear pull or the same as a canti/caliper? Such questions...
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Old 07-26-05, 11:32 AM   #2
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I reckon it'd work because of the fore-aft adjustability of the track end, but am curious if any y'all would venture a guess.
Instead of "venturing a guess", why don't you just call Sram's and Surly's customer support numbers and get some real dimensions and answers?
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Instead of "venturing a guess", why don't you just call Sram's and Surly's customer support numbers and get some real dimensions and answers?
Sounds like a plan to me. I think a better question would be: What's the fascination with a drum brake when it's a single place bike and discs are plenty cheap?
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Sounds like a plan to me. I think a better question would be: What's the fascination with a drum brake when it's a single place bike and discs are plenty cheap?
Discs make racks and fenders much more difficult, seatpost racks are about as useful to me as clip-on fenders... that is - useless.
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