original Nipper brake system

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original Nipper brake system

Postby G-ARBG » Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:31 pm

wanted: Having carried out a modification to your brakes has anybody still got the original caliper type brake parts which you are willing to sell. The reason being I am trying to keep G-ARBG as original as possible.[attachment=0]IMG_2635.JPG[/attachment]
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Re: original Nipper brake system

Postby JimCrawford » Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:21 am

I am currently in the process of changing from my original wheels to 4x400 to get better availability of tyres. My concern is getting caught away from home with a u/s tyre and no spare - I've been quoted £400+ for new old stock. I'm sure you can probably get them cheaper, they used to be common on post war Slingsby gliders, but the originals are in very short supply. I'm also adapting to mountain bike discs and hydraulic system. I should have the complete original set (mains only, tyres, tubes, hubs, cables and calipers) available when my Nipper is finished and sorted, I'm looking at the end of the year. I believe the original nosewheel for all types was a 4 x 400 and I'll have an original hub for that.


Neil Spooner
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Re: original Nipper brake system

Postby Neil Spooner » Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:27 pm

Hi David,

I have a complete original set of calipers for the Nipper if you still need them.


A little help goes a long way.
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Re: original Nipper brake system

Postby Lowflyer » Thu May 12, 2022 1:55 pm

Hi Neil

If the original nipper brake calipers are still available I would like them for my rebuild
Many thanks


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