Picking up a vintage tandem... Phil Wood disc brake question. EDIT. I GOT IT, pics!
I will be picking up my first tandem on Wednesday.
It appears to be fitted only with vintage Phil Wood disc brakes. I've done some searching on BF and found that these brakes are not safe and replacement parts are not available.
Does anybody have any experience with these?
My fiance and I are very excited to start riding tandem, but I don't want to get on the bike (especially with her on there) if it isn't safe. Do I have any other braking options? I am considering having cantilever bosses brazed onto the frame and possibly mounts for a traditional rear disc brake as well but I am not excited to lose the beautiful paint.
Here is a grainy shot from the seller. First order of business will be to figure out the braking and replace the brake levers. I'm hoping the fork crown and rear brake bridge will accept road brake calipers, if that's the case I think I will be fine.
Last edited by 4Rings6Stars; 09-12-12 at 09:15 PM.