Puch Maxi N rear wheel snowflake install

Putting snowflakes on and I can tell the brake cover arm that locks into the rear swing arm frame is too long. I was warned of this but don’t have an immediate easy solution other than grinding/cutting the arm down to fit the smaller N spacing.

Note in the pics below the stock N wheel and brake cover arm (on the black rims...I know why did the PO plasti-coat them!) is shorter. On the bike in the pics is the snowflake wheel and you can see the brake cover arm is too long to fit on the post on the N swing arm.

You can’t take the brake cover off the original and put it in the snowflake. It doesn’t fit.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Puch Maxi N rear wheel snowflake install

If the brake drums are the same diameter then switch the backing plates.

Re: Puch Maxi N rear wheel snowflake install

Overpriced Parts /

> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> If the brake drums are the same diameter then switch the backing plates.

Not the same, snowflake mags are bigger and wider

Re: Puch Maxi N rear wheel snowflake install

i see 4 possibilities, slot arm farther back, poke new hole in frame, clamp arm to frame, or add bracket with two holes n nut and bolt onto arm.

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> pat splat Wrote:

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> i see 4 possibilities, slot arm farther back, poke new hole in frame,

> clamp arm to frame, or add bracket with two holes n nut and bolt onto

> arm.

#5 use a hose clamp around arm and frame

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> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> #5 use a hose clamp around arm and frame

If you're gonna live that precariously , just wrap bailing wire around both arms a bunch of times .

I'd say the best course would be to fashion the 'new' plate arm after the old .

IOW , cut the long to match the short . Length and groove .

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> P D Wrote:

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> > live ɘvil Wrote:

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> > #5 use a hose clamp around arm and frame

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> If you're gonna live that precariously , just wrap bailing wire around

> both arms a bunch of times .

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> I'd say the best course would be to fashion the 'new' plate arm after

> the old .

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> IOW , cut the long to match the short . Length and groove .

Bailing wire? How about duct tape?

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> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> Bailing wire? How about duct tape?

Ha . In this case , being there are rather sharp edges involved , I'd stick with bailing wire . Done right , it would likely never have to be replaced . ;)

But , like I said , better to refashion the long arm . Really no need for redneck fixes . ;)

Re: Puch Maxi N rear wheel snowflake install

^^^whatever the "clamp" material is, duct tape, bailing wire, bandaids ... was encompassed within the third suggestion.

Re: Puch Maxi N rear wheel snowflake install

Dirty30 Dillon /

Just notch the Snowflake plate deeper. It will retain it's use on every other bike and you don't have to fudge anything on the N frame.

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> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> Just notch the Snowflake plate deeper. It will retain it's use on every

> other bike and you don't have to fudge anything on the N frame.

Honestly if it was mine thats what id do.

Determine where hole needs to be drilled. Drill small pilot hole and work your way up to appropriate drill bit size. Then make two straight cuts with hack saw or sawzall. Clean up any uneven edges and burrs with a dremel or die grinder.

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Re: Puch Maxi N rear wheel snowflake install

Thanks for the responses. Yes my gut was right on making the notch deeper on the snowflake brake arm to fit. Drill and an angle grinder. Preserves both the bike and the snowflake for another application. Want to avoid the quick fix if I can.

I'll post progress. Adding a ZA w kit to the snowflakes and then keeping the rest stock-like with original paint patina rust sander-grind whatever. A rat bike. The PO completely coated the bike in some plastic coat material.

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