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Offline NickSR

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Brake Rod Conversion
« on: 08.12. 2010 21:02 »
Hi Everyone
12 months ago I posted for help with converting my Super Rocket to rod brake operation, Christopher Fenoulhet and Seamus Molone (Ronnierockets) sent me photos and advice how to complete the task.

My skills are very limited and only have access to a vice, hacksaw and a file, with help from a friend who has  a welder I managed it in the end.

The main problem was getting the right brake arm I now have good selection from Ebay when you could buy one from Dragonfly £5.70p and the pipe for the crossover shaft arm modifcation.

If any one wishes to do this conversion and like me have only the basic tools I will produce a list of items that you will require and where to get them and a guide how to do it, so there will be only one trip to the welder.

Please PM for information which I will put together over the next couple of weeks.

Again guys thanks for all your help.

Regards
Nick

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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #1 on: 08.12. 2010 21:13 »
Fantastic Nick
Have this pencilled in for next year so your list would be most welcome
All the best - Bill
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1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #2 on: 09.12. 2010 05:17 »
Hi Nick, what do you think of the rear brake now, has it been a worthwhile mod. The cable rear brake has never been up to the standard I would like on my bike so have been thinking about doing this for some time now.

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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #3 on: 09.12. 2010 09:44 »
Hi Nick
Your mod looks really good,
I also have been playing around with my rear brake & I also have a selection of brake arms but at the moment I am sticking with the cable, but I do like the Idea. 
Ron.
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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #4 on: 09.12. 2010 12:14 »
I like the Z shaped operating lever - gets over the problem of alignment. May be something I try in the future although shortening the after-market cable and making sure the angles are right on my 61 Flash has improved the brake no end.
Ian.
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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #5 on: 13.12. 2010 21:12 »
What a great idea - how a bout a small production run!!!

My rear brake is like a sponge - horrible

Nigel
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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #6 on: 14.12. 2010 08:11 »
It's got be cheaper than my "Goldie style" replacement of rear wheel, hub, swing arm, brake pedal.
Well done.

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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #7 on: 08.01. 2011 19:51 »
Hi Everyone

I have now produced some information on this conversion, if any one one would like copy please PM their Email address to me, its about 750kbs so should not cause any problems.

Regards
Nick
1962 Super Rocket
1955 BSA C11G
1998 BMW R850R

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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #8 on: 19.03. 2013 17:37 »
Hi Everyone

I have now produced some information on this conversion, if any one one would like copy please PM their Email address to me, its about 750kbs so should not cause any problems.

Regards
Nick

please can you email me regarding this conversion my address jeb894@hotmail.co.uk cheers
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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #9 on: 19.03. 2013 21:06 »
Hi there, thanks for this post, please could you Email me with specs to

dalimiru@harboursat.com.au

Cheers, from gavin

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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #10 on: 17.12. 2013 00:06 »
Hi Nicksr just read your post while looking for advise on another matter  thought you might like to know i bought the a10 i have nearley 4 years ago from Christopher Fenoulhet with the rod brake conversion he had fitted i have been most impressed with it also have found his tips very helpful on more than one occasion

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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #11 on: 20.12. 2013 11:09 »
Hi Nick, why not publish your list/photos onto the forum site, then it would be available to future contributors too..........cheers

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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #12 on: 21.12. 2013 17:16 »
Hi Dave, good to hear that Christopher Fenoulhet conversion was a great success he gave me lots of advice when I did mine, which is why I put an acknowledgment in my guidance notes.

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Nick
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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #13 on: 21.12. 2013 18:32 »
Hi Jules, happy to publish notes etc on the forum, its a word document not sure how to do it? I can put photos on.

My IT skills are at a level that my 6 year old grandson is teaching me to use an ipad.

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Nick
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Re: Brake Rod Conversion
« Reply #14 on: 22.12. 2013 11:43 »
Hmmm, never tried myself either Nick, perhaps an administrator can help here?? or I guess you could scan it in as a picture or 2??