15 May, 2010

Rear Brake Foot Lever

I fabbed up a new rear brake today, using random scrap pieces from the garage. In total, an old bent 15mm wrench, a Honda S90 kick start lever, and some 1/8"x3/4" flat bar stock and a couple washers.

How many tools does it take to build a brake lever?

Lever installed:

I used the stock Trail rear brake rod thingy:

I used an engine kick starter, so that the toe part of the lever could fold up out of the way so that the engine kick starter will clear:

And yes, it works. I took it around the block a few times and I now have brakes (brake) that stops the bike.


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