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Old 06-01-05, 04:16 AM
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Charl Cilliers
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Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Bikes: Achilles, Rudge-Whitworth, BSA Aquarius, Hercules, Raleigh

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setting back-pedal brakes on a Fongers

Hi

I have just bought a Dutch-made gent's Fongers bicycle here in South Africa! Apparrently an old gentlemen brought it over with him from Holland and rode it untill he got too old. It has imitation-leather chain and rear wheel covers and only has a back pedal brakes, which are ineffective. The hub is a German-made Tornado hub. Any ideas on how to tighten up the braking mechanism?

I will post a picture on my website www.oldbikes.741.com in the near future. I have no idea on how old this bike is, but my gut feel tells me its a grandpa! :-)

Regards

Charl
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