Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Here and there in the US
Bikes: Raleigh Twenty, Puch 3 speed road conversion, lookin' into a Karate Monkey for a cruiser
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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...