After the rear frame was completed, Fred started
working on the perimeter brakes. The discsbrake are homemade,
cut with lazer in 6CD4S material. Although the perimeter brakes
are a very modern phenomenon, (the latest Buells use them) they
look almost as if they belong on this 1920's style bike.
To fit the perimeter brakes, Fred welded 12 threaded pieces
of steel to each 22" rim. Not an easy task to keep the
rim straight and the disc exactly centered, but Fred has lots
of welding experience. He used Performance Machine 125x2 brake
calipers that are small but powerfull, and he used copper tubing
for the brakelines.
After all the welding on the frame was finished, Fred took
everything apart again and used compressed air in combination
with soap and water to check the frame for leaks, after all
the frame is also the oiltank on this bike!
Thanks to Fred "Krugger" Bertrand