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Conical Hub Actuating Arm( brake arm) rear

has anyone extended the arm (making it longer) for better stopping power.

any tip or tricks?

I was going to extend 1" but was looking to see if anyone has better thoughts. 1.5", 2" ,new arm ,etc
 

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I'd think that the rear brake would be more than adequate as it's operated by your foot, which means lots of pressure. If you can lock the tire, it's more than good enough. Is it adjusted and set up properly?

Just a thought: Jim
 

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the bike has forward controls that are smaller than the foot style level. i was talking about little lever on the rear brakes.

wondering if anyone has changed for more leverage.

my front pedal is maybe 4" inchs tall, i push forward
stock is like 6" and you push down, which is easier

will not lock up, and are hard to push.

and yes the brakes are setup correct:)
 

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Hi, Stew,

I was talking about the rear drum arm also...I've never heard of anyone extending that one. I guess if you have a small lever for your foot, it might be and option, but the force of your leg and foot on the brake lever should have been enough. Perhaps a longer brake pedal would be and easier fix??

Just a thought: Jim
 

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i would but there 100% stainless steel,not the cheapest to replace

much easier to spend $.50 on cutting and rewelding rear arm longer.

thanks thou
 
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