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Triumph 3HW Front Brake Shoes

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Hello Everyone,

In the process of renewing the front brake mechanism on my 3HW I’ve discovered that the brake shoes are worn out and the hub is badly pitted. Having absolutely no experience with refurbing brake shoes can anyone advise if these can be bought or sent away for refurbishment, or even if it’s possible to get a kit to do it myself. Also any advice on weather the hub is salvageable, based on the photos

Many Thanks in advance for any advice.

Andy

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I send most of my shoes to 'villiers services' who will reline them, usually with bonded linings , so no rivets to worry about. and it's not expensive.  https://villiersservices.co.uk/index.php?main_page=page&id=9&chapter=4

 

There are means to get brake drums skimmed, but it's a specialist job, especially when the drum can't be removed and the whole wheel is involved. Also it usually means that the brake linings have to be thicker to compensate. The other problem is that thinish drums as on a 3HW can then distort easily if machined much thinner. In all honesty, if you don't replace the hub, you might have to live with what you've got. I would just run some sand paper around the drum, fit new shoes and then see what you've got.......I'm more of a back brake person on these old clunckers anyway.  Ron  

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Many thanks for all your advice Ron. To a novice like me it’s very much appreciated. Will definitely be sending the shoes off to Villiers. Do you rely on the sizes that they supply or do you measure up as suggested on their site for “exact sizing”

Thanks again 

Andy

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If there's and brake lining spec in the parts book or manual, I would give it to them ( i haven't looked yet). Otherwise I  just give them the make and model and they work it out. Ron

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