Discussion in 'GALLERY' started by Grant, Nov 5, 2019.
That's neat, sorta similar to these Magura HS77 brakes:
Not quite as elegant as the Magura hydraulic cantilever brakes:
I'll take a set of both, the cantis for the RockRat, and the HS77s for the graveler I haven't built yet. Then we can compare performance!
The bike in the top picture sold for $500. Even if the bike's brakes were broken. That is a lot for a department store bike that is not in working condition.
Any idea on the year it was made? I'll bet it was pretty advanced, they're advertising the hydraulic aspect quite boldly. I'll bet it wasn't cheap when new.
I know the Magura cantis I posted above go for a few hundred dollars, maybe the parts drove up the price.
Oooh look what I found:
Maybe a '74, perhaps a rebadged Murray
I think 1973-1976. It sure is a Murray.
Must of the free spirit 10 speeds were rebadged Murrays. Because of the time, the brakes were not very good. Because of this, they did not sell many. There is not many in existence.
It is just really a Murray built Free Spirit with fancy brakes. This blue bike is the same frameset as the green one.
First time I've seen hydraulic brakes on a road bike. What a rare brake set.
I've seen like two weeks ago a Gravel bike that had hydraulic dusc brakes, operated by a contraption that used lines for moving the pistons (so you could use you're existing brake levers) That was super strange...
Didn't take any.
This is exactly how that thing looked on the one that I repaired. The lines go to this stem mounted contraption, and from there it's a 100% hydraulic system
I just read about it - It's a thing made by Tektro & Giant. In Giant's it's known as Giant Conduct Hydraulic Brakes
It's almost like a car, since that part above is called the Master Cylinder
The JCPenny 10 speed uses a mechanical cable that connects to a hydraulic piston as well. http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/jcpenny-hydrauilc-disk-10-speed.110414/
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