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Old 01-21-09, 12:31 PM   #1
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Brake Options for Jack Taylor

I am setting up an old Jack Taylor for a couple of friends of mine and I am wondering about brake options. I am about to acquire a set of vintage appropriate 48sp wheels with Phil hubs for the build. I was hoping to use an Arai drag brake, if they are still available. What are some suggestions? Both riders are light, but they plan to carry gear with them.
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Recently heard that Arai drum will no longer be made; however there are still several places that have them in stock.
IF a 3rd brake is desired, the Arai would be a logical choice. Most folks leave the control of 3rd brake up to stoker. However, pilot or stoker can easily control it with a thumb or barcon shifter.
Likely the Taylor has canti brakes which are still a good choice. Updating brake pads could be another option.
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