Grey Flash 2751

The history and restoration of a Vincent HRD Grey Flash

A moment of assembly this early in the process of restoration is a cause for some elation. The rear rim was exchanged for the correct 20″ item early on in the project and now the refurbished drums have been bolted to the hubs and offered up to the forks and RFM.

The rear drum.
10 bolts now, as per original.
The front hub – a very pleasing result.

The above photo features lots of incorrect parts that will be attended to later. The Elektron brake plates are still too shiny and will take a few years to dull down. We have found an American product on the market called Eagle One Etching Mag Wheel Cleaner – this should produce a pleasing dark matte finish but we’re currently unable to find any for sale in the UK.

2 thoughts on “Hub/Brake Drum Assembly.

  1. Somer says:

    A lot of mag wheel cleaners will “etch”. Test 1st !


    1. humphsmith says:



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