Foot Brake levers

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  1. Deoodles

    Deoodles Well-Known Member

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    something I just became aware of. The foot brake levers are different for the 90’s models? I recently realized there is slop in mine. I’m starting to believe I don’t have the correct one on mine. Can someone confirm my suspicion
     
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    There were definitely some changes between K0 and 94.
    What brake pedal setup do you have on there?
    Is the slop at the frame mount? Mount too small/hole too big?
    I think they went to a one piece pedal with the K4, after the hand brake was gone. Then maybe another slight change around 79. But I'm not sure when the diameter of the frame mount changed. If you can find out when THAT change happened, you'll know which parts you can make work. Otherwise, you need a 90s foot pedal and rod, to use on your 90s frame.
    Maybe 80's is the same?
     
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    Kirrbby is right about the changeover and I can't recall the exact date/SN range of the transition, either. Doesn't matter, the later style is relative hard to find, used. The 12v bikes had shorter, thicker (larger OD) pivots.

    FYI, the late K3-beyond models got the Dax brake pedal...which aren't garden-variety common either.

    All of which having been said, a caliper makes quick work of measuring pivot OD and pedal ID. Most of the Chinese clone bikes are based on the 12v frame and have the right ID. Worst case, it's possible to over-drill the brake pedal to fit your frames pivot.
     
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    I have the clone pedal. It is sloppy on the post. The post on a 93 is 16.7mm. The early pedal I have as a spare measures 14mm for the hole. I’m going to need to source a late model, drill out an early model, or create a bushing. Always something to address
     
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    Welcome to the world of "it's never really finished, ever"...a.k.a. custom machinery.;)
     
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    Yes I’m betting it’s 90’s specific. I think I want to go the bushing route. Mine is chrome those are black. Thanks for finding them
     
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    If you can make a nylon bushing work, I'd suggest going that route. Tight fit + self-lubricating plastic = smooth & rattle free.
     
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    It was an easy find. Snapper mower nylon bushing. Just about perfect. Thanks folks. Learn something new all the time
     
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