Vernon Barker 531 tandem - rescue from the woods

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  • This is nice. I had a fairly similar tandem a while back. I didn't think it was lacking braking power, until I needed it to come to a stop on a descent. That said, if you adjust your riding style to this, having a little less backing power isn't really an issue IMHO. Or just buy Magura HS33.

  • Just caught up with this, it's like a rescued puppy story where it turns into your best mate. Really pleased for you it's just a great project. I even love the paint now which I couldn't get my head around in splendid isolation.

  • Or just buy Magura HS33.

    Or in this case find one of the OG Hope brakes it was desinged to have a drag brake.

  • I rounded off the V brake bolt as it tightened onto the fork so I'm stuck with these Deore brakes for now.

    An OG hope disc brake would be awesome but I can probably just drill the OG plate and attach a modern disc brake. Would be a good project to do before, say, a tour across Europe.

  • An OG hope disc brake would be awesome but I can probably just drill the OG plate and attach a modern disc brake. Would be a good project to do before, say, a tour across Europe.

    Probably worth shooting hope a messaging and asking about spacing etc, they've been very responsive when i've emailed before about asking for bearings on old hubs etc

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Vernon Barker 531 tandem - rescue from the woods

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