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P11 rear brake rod

Postby hrwat1 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Good morning all,

Just looking at some corrections for my P11 restoration and I noticed that my P11 has a rear brake cable rather than a rod. This would seem to be a previous owners 'fix' and I am planning to replace with a brake rod. However, before doing so, I wanted to check if anyone was aware of this being done on the P11s?

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Re: P11 rear brake rod

Postby Bernhard » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:57 am

One good thing on a brake cable over the rod is that the brake pressure stays the same with a cable no matter where the suspension goes…….

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Re: P11 rear brake rod

Postby Ron L » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:38 pm

I have never seen one with a cable and all parts manuals call for a rod.

How is the outer housing supported?
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Re: P11 rear brake rod

Postby hrwat1 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:49 am

Hi, more accurate to say wire. No outer cable.

Bike currently not accessible but will see if I can find a shot or two of old setup. Bike had a lot of things messed with when i got it. Unfortunately, as my first P11 it has been a bit of a guessing game as to what was an original piece and what was not. Rod issue only discovered recently when reading through parts list looking for something else.

Update: Found a photo from when the bike was first bought - looks much different now. Anyway, not the best shot but:

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