- Apr 20, 2011
To Acotrel;acotrel said:Acebars, a friend uses two 8 inch Triumph hubs, back to back, on his 650 Triton racer. The weight is not a problem. I appreciate what you are saying about the weather affecting the brakes. My comment was only relevant to places without extremes. In that situation a mediocre disc brake is far superior to any drum brake. If a disc brake ever drags, simply apply rubber grease to the seals.
I understand your comments, but here in good old Blighty where a lot of road salt is dumped over the tarmac in winter, merely greasing the seals is not a cure in itself, as the salt/road crud gets into the seal groves as well, which also require cleaning out thoroughly and the seals replaced, they tend to stretch after prolonged use with brake heat.