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Backplates

Postby Geoff Butcher » Sat May 12, 2018 8:23 pm

I was inspecting my back brakes and noticed the backplate was distorted away from the drum , then found it was rusted right through in several places, which came as a bit of a surprise... :o

ImageBackplate 2 by geoffb7, on Flickr

ImageBackplate 1 by geoffb7, on Flickr
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Re: Backplates

Postby ACourtney » Sun May 13, 2018 5:53 pm

It is very common to see distorted backplates as they are often used to lever the drums off.
The rust around the perimeter is not too critical, but how good/bad are the rest of the plates?

They can be replaced with Mini back plates, although that will mean having to use the all steel brake adjuster set up.
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Re: Backplates

Postby Geoff Butcher » Sun May 13, 2018 9:00 pm

The main part is pretty sound. I already have a pair of new backplates, but now I'll have to find them to confirm whether they're Metro or Mini...
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