Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

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Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

Postby Boris29 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:43 pm

Hi, I have a 2014 4T Star and I'm wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to change my five spoke 'star' style front wheel/brake hub to the older Vespa style drum brake hub? Like this one:
http://www.pedparts.co.uk/c/products/RA ... X_E_T5.jpg

If so what, if any, problems should I be looking out for?

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Re: Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

Postby rob h » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:41 pm

My 2009 lml star has the drum with disc, vespa only had drum or disc, so my scooter looks old school with disc at rear of drum.i think you need to see what bearing size your fitting is. Try phoning your lml dealer and see if it is a straight swap. I hope you were not thinking of returning to a drum brake! I have not fond memories of those, deadly over 40 mph in emergency. You can pick up forks on e bay. Rob.
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Re: Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

Postby Boris29 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:59 pm

Thanks for the advice. Defo not going back to the drum brake, just looking for the vintage look and wondering if anyone else has managed this. Is this what I'm looking for?

http://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/produ ... +_47216360
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Re: Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

Postby Robby » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:23 am

Boris29 wrote:Thanks for the advice. Defo not going back to the drum brake, just looking for the vintage look and wondering if anyone else has managed this. Is this what I'm looking for?

http://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/produ ... +_47216360



That is the one you are looking for.....comes with bearings....a straight exchange with no additional parts required.

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Re: Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

Postby Boris29 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:24 am

Robby wrote:
Boris29 wrote:Thanks for the advice. Defo not going back to the drum brake, just looking for the vintage look and wondering if anyone else has managed this. Is this what I'm looking for?

http://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/produ ... +_47216360



That is the one you are looking for.....comes with bearings....a straight exchange with no additional parts required.

Rob



Good advice. Cheers Rob... much appreciated.
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Re: Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

Postby tipper » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:05 pm

Yep,I swapped mine the other way its a straight swap.
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Re: Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

Postby tipper » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:14 pm

Boris,have you swapped the hubs yet ? I have someone who is interested in buying the one you take off.
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Re: Drum brake hub on a disc brake?

Postby madmog » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:02 pm

Is it actually a drum brake clone that could be used as a drum brake or is it just made to look similar. If the former, perhaps a genuine drum could be used, albeit without shoes.

Little bit cheaper.. http://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/produ ... +_17744400
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