Spring 2017: Improved Brakes

Last year I replaced the original stamped brake drums with new cast-iron ones.  This really improved the braking, and got rid of the fading that happened when the thin stamped drums got hot and expanded.  I sent my old hubs (with the old drums cut off) and shoes to Randy Gross in California.  He installed the new drums on my hubs and sent them back, along with a newly-relined matching set of shoes.  The only annoying part of the process was having to completely take apart the complicated rear brake/hub system to reach the shoes.