Information: ND WD front brake

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by Kevauxtonic, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Ive got a few questions regarding a set of wheels ive had on my ‘Panzer’, custom straightbar postwar project. I got the wheels from a local guy about 10 years ago, who was a whizzer mechanic/ restoration expert. After making arrangements to meet at his storage unit, my friend and me bought just about everything he had, which consisted of a 30s colson, a 30s belknap, a roadmaster whizzer frame, a western flyer whizzer frame (both postwar as far as i could tell), along with a cubic sh*t-ton of premium parts.
    I cant remember exactly, but i want to say that he told me that this wheelset was exclusively produced for use with a whizzer: with the thick spokes, brass nipples, WD front brake, etc. and that they were on the roadmaster that was set up for the whizzer engine. The rear hub is a ND “D”, i believe, and i put them on my project bike because they looked mean, heavy duty, and of course, the front brake.
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    They spin freely, and work great-as a pair of regular rims. I have not been able to get the brake to function properly for some reason? When i pull the bottom arm upwards, it locks, albeit kind of sticky feeling. I have never been able to locate the correct cable, and cable parts that go with it. Can anyone help?
    i.d. like to know:

    1) if this set would be suitable for my 36 motorbike whizzer project, or should I leave them where they are
    2) what pieces am i missing to make the hub fully functional again
    3)does anyone in California do work on these WD front brake hubs?
    4) where can i purchase the missing parts?

    Once again, many thanks to my CABE family for any/ all help! Happy holidays,

    Kevin @Kevauxtonic


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  2. #2 Posted Dec 26, 2017

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  3. #3 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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