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New Having done 4-wheel drums, and 3 disks (two front, one rear) on a bike ...
I just can't get my head around the difference in complexity. The bike took literally 15 minutes to put new pads on all three disks. The car -- which was old enough to have drums front and rear -- good lord, that was a two-man job that took most of an afternoon, what with the bleeding and the springs and ... yeah, what you said.

I can't think of any (even theoretical) advantage of drums that would make up for that.

New Wikipedia has a list of advantages.

Physical complexity is one of the Disadvantages. However, that they work better for parking brakes over discs is a big Advantage.

Expand Edited by static Jan. 22, 2018, 04:13:05 AM EST
New Wikipedia constantly amazes me

     Brand badges don't mean much these days. - (Another Scott) - (18)
         I dont shop cars by brand anymore - (boxley) - (5)
             My list - (drook) - (4)
                 Ulp.. - (Ashton) - (3)
                     I haven't paid much attention. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                         I had a Pontiac Grand Prix once ... - (drook)
                     I'll look into that, thanks for the tip - (drook)
         Been happening for a long time. - (static)
         Yabut.. at least TTAC lends gravitas to the unravelling, eh? :-รพ - (Ashton) - (10)
             Nice. - (Another Scott) - (9)
                 re "rear drums", as seems to come up in auto-porn, often - (Ashton) - (8)
                     I know about the long-gone "joys" of brake jobs, too! - (Another Scott) - (7)
                         Having done 4-wheel drums, and 3 disks (two front, one rear) on a bike ... - (drook) - (2)
                             Wikipedia has a list of advantages. - (static) - (1)
                                 Wikipedia constantly amazes me -NT - (drook)
                         As to mfg. 'strategies': - (Ashton) - (3)
                             I didn't realize until recently that the front brakes do much more work. - (static) - (1)
                                 Oh yess.. - (Ashton)
                             Engineered to not lock the wheels - (scoenye)

Well as long as I don't breathe, there's always a chance that I won't need oxygen.
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