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rear V-brake operated by friction gear lever

Posted By: Digby Symons
Date: 2 June 2008

How well does a rear V-brake work when operated by a friction gear lever?
Would it work powerfully enough to be a genuine emergency rear brake?

I am experienced with using an Arai drum on a friction lever as a drag brake (and from my experience know that this set up is only good enough to be a drag brake and parking brake and not an emergency stop brake!).

Many thanks,

Digby Symons

P.S. I know tandem braking is old territory - but as I am going to buy a new tandem I'd really appreciate the advice!

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