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Old 16 Feb 2008
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Hey MotoEdde! I was only kidding toooo.. (i would use loads of emoticons, but I'm on my mobile)

And about the heels! Kidding! (appropriate emoticon)

We're girls, but at 5.11, neither of us own a pair! ; )

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I've used a bike with rear drum brake and if everything is nicely set ya won't have any troubles that's for sure...

"We're girls, but at 5.11, neither of us own a pair! ; ) "

Not A pair but several ain't it?
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Originally Posted by Walkabout View Post

I'm not much of one for reading endless websites, but that statement you have about "charity" says it all for me and succinctly at that.

but who cares: put your website over there on the charity websites and tell them a few home truths!!
Hey Walkabout --- thanks!!! Lets discuss further in the Bar?? (I'm more greedy for feedback on the site, than anything else really : )

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Originally Posted by impasto View Post

The girl I'm travelling with (who researches things to death ALSO), have come to the conclusion that the bikes we bought (XT600 1VJs) have the wrong rear brakes, being drums, rather than disks. [this is, btw, in ADDITION to several other things she's found not to be perfect]

All the research I've done (and her too), indicates that (sadly) she is right, in that disk brakes are considered more effective than drum brakes, easier to change etc. etc. etc.

What I'd really like to hear, is: "That's not true, love. You'll be fine. Drum brakes are perfectly suitable"

However - please let me know what ACTUALLY is your opinion and experience.
The rear drum brake is mechanical not hydraulic and therefore much simpler.stick with it.
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Mostly you can ignore your rear drum brake and as mentioned, Shoes will out last brake pads 2 to 1.

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