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Wheels and brakes question

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Sep 15, 2006
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We were getting ready to make the brake mounting plates and noticed on Al's site that the bolts for the Cleveland brakes are larger than on the plans. This makesit necessary to make the mounting plates 3" instead of 2 7/8". Thanks for that bit of info, Al. Unfortunately I already ordered a hole saw for the smaller outside diameter.

This has us wanting to decide whose wheels and brakes we want to use. Does anyone have experience using the Grove wheels and brakes? Any idea if they are lighter or heavier than the Cleveland Magnesium wheels and brakes? Any drawbacks to Grove or Matco wheels and brakes?


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