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Karen: The Undying Sequel

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Trek 330 Elance

Nitto Bullhorns, 3ttt

Trek

36h Velocity Dyad, Sturmey Archer X-FD Drum Brake

36h Velocity Dyad, Dimension Fixed/Fixed track hub

Sugino RD-115, Miche

Brooks B-67, Kalloy

SPD, Pearl Izumi Track

48/17 City, 48/20 Touring

Same frame as the coaster brake winter bike known as "Karen". Same parts configuration has been on an old Fuji Gran Tourer for a while, now is time for the functional design to be pretty

People who friended this bike CONDENADO, magnum i.p., smithy1993, indefenseofelephants, Dope_Deal, notjason, JQS

Drum Brake

How do you like riding fixed with a drum brake? I'm considering building a bike with a similar set up, and I'm wondering if there's anything I should know about how drum brakes perform, compared to rim brakes.

they're a little weaker, but

they're a little weaker, but you lose no stopping power in wet conditions, when its dry out (or wet for that matter) i really just use it as a drag brake, not something to stop me but to slow me down in emergencies but they are alot of fun, and the aesthetic of them is really nice. Just think, a track fork with no brake drilling/not enough room for your caliper... Drum Brake!

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