New Nostalgic Front Mini And Rear Drum Brakes

If you are not into speeding with repetitive hard braking, forget about the disadvantages of drum brakes, like overheating, squealing from too much dust, prone to fading and difficult to service. They look extremely cool, and the retro custom trend has created a new market for them, fully redesigned, and much more efficient. A new great example of parts from the past reborn refined, adding nostalgia to your sled, is this set of front and rear drum brakes by Italian Kustom Tech.

The Front Mini Drum Brake is built from cast iron material, offering a great coefficient of friction despite its small size. In the central part of the drum, fins improve cooling. The inner of the drum is CNC machined for precision matching to the shoes. The two side covers are made from aluminum, under the left one being where the shoes are located (51/8″ diameter) Comes with 3/4″ wheel bearings’

The Hydraulic Rear Rim Brake With Brass Fins is inspired by those used by the 50’s Rodders. Central part is built from cast iron, a material offering a high degree of friction, it comes with a crown of 51 teeth inside the front plate.

Machined from solid aluminum, the brake shoes are anchored (H-D type from 1958 to ’62) and are activated by hydraulic cylinders. Brass fins are screwed around the drum, and provide great cooling. The drum is provided with a perforated aluminum anchor rod which is to be anchored to the frame through an included special support,

This drum brake is sold all chromed including fins, or entirely plated with polished brass fins. Worldwide shipping. At Kustom Tech.

10 Responses to “New Nostalgic Front Mini And Rear Drum Brakes”

  1. 1 JohnnySpeed Mar 19th, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I ran a mini drum on the front and a skinny little ’30s drum/sprocket on the rear of my old chop for years and stopping was never it’s strong

  2. 2 Boots Mar 19th, 2017 at 11:44 am

    As time goes by, people forget why bikers quit using drum brakes! They look good on custom show bikes but not on the ones getting a lot of road time!

  3. 3 Cantrell Mar 19th, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    $1950.00 for rear brake assembly and $750.00 for the front less rims and spokes. What a bargain to be cool after sliding into that car in front of you. Not sure if any states still have minimum stopping distances but I doubt these units would get the job done. Probably see a zillion of them.


  4. 4 Zenaldo Mar 19th, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    there’s a reason we went to disc brakes…

  5. 5 Jeff Duval Mar 20th, 2017 at 7:03 am

    And there’s another reason to go for Kustomtech gear (as brake drums aren’t everybody’s cup of tea…) : Their general product quality and design flair is second to none; literally… 🙂

  6. 6 SIGFREED Mar 20th, 2017 at 7:18 am


  7. 7 GiuseppeHC1 Mar 20th, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Safe and cheap? Nothing beats public transportation. Wonder why Cyril doesn’t post more of that. Meanwhile, some of us have fun building and riding custom bikes. I run the minidrum on a light chopper and stopping power is reasonabile; better than no brake, useful starting uphill with a suicide clutch. It passes inspection, looks really cool. Properly adjusted, a full size drum can be really powerful, just like the rear Kustom Tech hydraulic one. Strong and realiable: the mechanism is similar to the one of the Electra Glide Early Shovel. Kustom Tech drums are very popular parts among chopper enthusiasts in Japan and Europe, unfortunately more expensive than a bus ticket… Do people commenting here really builds or rides choppers? Just curious.

  8. 8 Pat h Mar 20th, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I usually buy the best brakes I can afford on all bikes but these are better than none as Giuseppe said and as Jeff said there parts are nice I’m really liking there hand controls nice work kustoms tech

  9. 9 Dave Blevins Mar 20th, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I think they look great and certainly have their place on some bikes, glad to see there are still folks willing to make improved versions of the old stuff, and folks that will buy it… I think they used to call that “custom”. 🙂

  10. 10 Geoff Piltz Dec 17th, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    A waste of money. You can get a new Puch Maxi moped complete front drum for €49! Polish it up and you’ve got a custom front brake for pennies.

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