Questions tagged [roller-brake]

A rollerbrake is a type of cable-operated drum brake manufactured by Shimano. It is commonly found on their internal gear hubs.

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Roller Brake squeeking, even after body replacement

I have a Bakfiets with a roller brake system from Shimano (BR-C6000-F-DX). The Front started making squeaking noises in the winter, so I bought the special Shimano Braking Lube, opened the brake, ...
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Does (or has in the past) an adaptor existed to mount a disc rotor to a Shimano Rollerbrake type hub?

I have acquired a Nexus 8speed rear hub. It’s a good one and I’d love to use it. However, it has been set up to use rim brakes and under the plastic cover is the interface to mount a rollerbrake. Does ...
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Can drum brakes make a bike harder to pedal with?

I have two bikes, A and B. A has drum brakes (back and front), while B has rim brakes. Very soon after buying A I noticed that it was more of an effort to get anywhere with this bike as compared to B. ...
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Shimano Roller Brake Model BR-IM31 (specifically!!)

New to the world of roller brakes (new cargo bike) and need to change back inner tube due to flat. I'm trying to work out how to remove the back wheel and have unclipped the gear cable (nexus hub) but ...
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Replace Nexus 3 with rollerbrake with Alfine 11

I have a cargo bike equipped with a Nexus 3 hub shifter and related roller brake. Since where I live is pretty hilly, I'd like to replace it with a shifter with a big range and little gap between the ...
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What kind of nut is used on Shimano hub dynamo with rollerbrake?

I tried using the normal cap nut that is also used for my Shimano internal gear hub on my back wheel. The issue I have is that the axle on power side is quite short and the nut does not get enough "...
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Shimano roller brakes: differences between each model and interchangeability

One of my bikes has mounted a Shimano Roller Brake (BR-IM35 FF in my case). These brakes on my bike are basically not working anymore and I would like to replace them (it's not a cable issue. They ...
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Tried to tighten the brakes, won't grip at all

I have a big problem. I know I could get this fixed with a mechanic, but really want to learn how to do it myself. I tried to fix (fool around) with my brakes a little the other day. The brakes are ...