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Title: A10 brakes
Post by: Greybeard on 28.06. 2016 09:52
I was on my way home from the latest BSAOC weekend camp. I was entering a mini roundabout when a driver suddenly decided they needed to turn across my path. I yanked the anchors on hard, stamping on the brake pedal. I was quite surprised to hear the back tyre actually squeal on the road surface! So, my bike does have brakes!
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: terryg on 28.06. 2016 10:01
That will be 'brakes with adrenaline servo/boost'!
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: muskrat on 28.06. 2016 11:09
Brakes only slow you down  *roll*.
I find catching up to them and kicking their mirror off makes them look harder in future. I also carry an old poker machine handle for cracking windshields  *angry*. Don't give cage drivers an inch, and if they take it, give it to them. Following them home really puts the wind up'em.
Cheers
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: stu.andrews on 28.06. 2016 11:09
On my recent A7, I could easily lock up the back brake. The front? that was a different story! Never could improve it.
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: Topdad on 28.06. 2016 11:26
My brakes  must be the exception, the back brake, after many years as now got some feel to it and seems to be getting better where as the front 8" single sided always as been good ,I've got the green linings people used to wax lyrical about in yrs gone by ,but I've found that if I  drop a cog and use the front with abit of effort,things retard quite well. 
My problem will be where to get replacement linings as mine are just on the limit of the adjuster and by the end of this yr will need changing ,any ideas where to look?
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 28.06. 2016 12:31
I find catching up to them and kicking their mirror off makes them look harder in future. I also carry an old poker machine handle for cracking windshields  *angry*. Don't give cage drivers an inch, and if they take it, give it to them. Following them home really puts the wind up'em.

Chortle!
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: Billybream on 28.06. 2016 20:42
Hi Bob.
These might be worth a try, based in Sheffield
http://custombrakes.co.uk
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: Topdad on 29.06. 2016 12:43
Many thanks, I'll give 'em a call,cheers
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: morris on 29.06. 2016 22:03
British bloke, based in France, huge stock:
http://gpmotos-anciennes.com/brake-relining-and-clutch-refurbishment-for-all-veteran-vintage-classic-motorcycles/
Often on jumbles.
Title: Re: A10 brakes
Post by: Topdad on 30.06. 2016 11:01
 *wink2* thanks Morris