Brakes Sturmey Archer Bicycle Dyno Drum Brake.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by fetor56, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest


  2. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    should work ok, as long as the spacing is right.
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    you will be surprised by the difference :D
    amazing brakes and a generator ?...how can ya go wrong :D

    just saw the ad, the lever is a bonus...
    but I use a dual lever for mine with a v-brake on rear
    (just so you know, it isn't a special handle or anything:))
     
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  4. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Thanks for the info guys..when my 4-stroke builds complete i'll show pics.
    Now comes the hard part in waiting for it. :(
     
  5. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Nice one, thats the idea, practical solutions.
     
  6. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Drum brakes are great, and so are dynohubs. Sturmey Archer stuff is indestructable. The designs have changed little over the last 50 years and they are still built using high quality metal. They were the staple of the english 3 speed utility bike.
    Your gonna love it.

    BSA
     
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  7. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    I just received the one I ordered last week - Before I build the wheel, I'll be doing some experimentation with mine for a bit. (for the 6V dyno powered battery charger circuit project...)

    It is a very nice looking hub, I have to say, and feels very solid.

    fetor - I believe you'll also need to order a shimano type connector to plug into the generator. Mine did not come with one.
     
  8. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Shimano type connector...well well this is news.It comes with accessories but they must be for the drum brake part ONLY,but i'll know more when i get it in about 3 weeks.
    Thanks man for the heads-up. :)
     
  9. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    The connector doesn't much - about $2 or so (US$)

    IF you order a light intended to work with it, IT may have the connector.
     
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  10. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    According to a bike shop in Victoria, they stock very pricey dynamo light sets.
    They said it's law, the dynamo has to be built in such a way, so the lights stay On without batteries when the wheels are not in motion on any bicycle.

    There has to be a in-built capacitor in the dynamo, or words to that description to hold enough power to keep LED lights on for about 2 minutes.

    I guess if you are going to have a battery anyway that is being constantly charged and you run your lights from the battery instead directly from the dynamo it should be ok.
     
  11. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Those expensive lights are called 'Stand-lights,' because the stay on when you're standing...

    You could take one of the new cheap, shake 'em flashlights flashlights apart to recover the capacitor, and use that with a non stand-light to convert it to a stand-light. It's just a good sized tantalum capacitor, I believe. The cap. & diodes could go in the battery compartment of a regular LED bike light.

    BTW, fetor - Here's the scoop on the shimano connector. Scroll down to the "Nexus Generator Connector Plug"
     

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  12. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Plan B.

    Good stuff this feedback....what i'll do is wait for the brake to arrive and see what's in the accessories.It doesn't look like the plug is in there but dunno for sure.
    In the meantime i'll enquire about getting a Connector Plug locally(that shouldn't be too hard)
    I'll also ask the eBay supplier but i'm not confident of a reply there.
    Better to know all this before cos i can already have a Plan B prepared...just incase.......Thanks guys. :cool:

    Amazing....it took about 2 mins for the eBay supplier(bicyclebones) to respond....Yes it does have the plug. :grin:
     
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  13. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

  14. Nice Hub

    I would love to build you a super wheel with that hub, it looks great, but I totally understand you looking for a local wheelbuilder as were so far away and shipping would be a bummer, maybe you can find some 12 guage stainless spokes for it ? ;)
     
  15. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Initial Thoughts.

    Dunno if anyone's interested but i'm gonna tell ya anyway :).......i got my S/A Front Dyno Drum Brake thismorning & it arrived in good condition.They seem to make an excellent product S/A.
    Next thing is to take it to a local wheelmaster and see what's the best combination of spokes & rim.
    When it's finished i'll post a completed pic & my thoughts on it's braking power.
    sa.JPG
     
  16. Rims

    I suggest the SUN Rhynolite rims, they've been amazing, and 12 gauge stainless should do the trick nicely ! can't wait to see the finished product !
     
  17. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Thanks wheelmaster for the SUN Rhynolite & spoke tip,i'm following that up now.
     
  18. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Say if anyone has a pic of their S/A front drum brake setup on their bike can they please post it.
     
  19. Pete

    Pete Guest

    What exactally do you want to see of the drum brake ? My trike runs SA drums. If you really want a good look, you are welcome to come and have a look :) , I am in Blakeview
     
  20. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    this is a pic of my X-FD on the deviate
    it is mounted on the right side of wheel because of the large lower triangle
    I actually had to drill thru the brake arm and triangle and thru-bolt it !!!
    normally, it mounts on the left side
     

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