There they are the Tomos EBR fork setup with disk brakes!!
The 1977 mopeds description reads: EBR 68.5mm oil dampened front forks, Grimeca Style Hydraulic caliper, control lever, and 17in Grimeca chrome spoked wheel with brake rotor. All hardware included.
That is right on the money! and for the price of $399 it damn well better be.
Don't let the EBR name fool you these are not those cheap chrome EBR forks that evey puch polini had on them a year ago. These are the real deal, beefy, clean, and hella stable. From what I understand these are EBR brand forks specifically designed for tomos mopeds as OEM equipment, and we all know how nice new tomos peds are.
As you can see I installed these onto a motobecane 50v (parma 70, phbg, leo pipe, variplus, highcomp head). They slipped on like butter. The only issue I had was that the bearing cups that come with the forks where too big a diameter to fit into the head tube of the moby. I was forced to use the stock motobecane ones instead. I also had to use the stock moby head tube ball bearings. However all other hardware that came with the system worked, even the tomos bearing races seamed to match up pretty close with the moby ones and moby bearings.
The disk setup comes 90% assembled and with fluid already to go. It slipped right into place a few pumps of the lever and it was rdy to go. The only issue I had was that the caliper had to be spaced out the witch of a washer (provided) to align perfectly with the disk.
The head tube on these was actually the exact right length for a moby, however on a maxi it would be a bit too long and need cutting down or a top nut that is not capped. A 103 peugeot being even longer than the moby would need some of the head tube on the frame cut down. I guess I lucked out with the moby. Another thing to note is that these forks raise the front of the ped by an inch or so you can see from the 1st pick. and the kick stand that was already failing now doesn't work at all, its too short.
As for stopping power, wow! you can lock up the front wheel if you want. This particular bike has super high bars and It was hard to get them tight enough so that they would not slip forward when the front brake was applied. With low or clubman style bars, you can stop on a dime. but watch out.. this kinda braking power on a vintage frame suck as the motobecane could cause alot of stress on the head tube, so I'd recommend unless you have reinforced your frame to keep stopping to a minimum.
Overall a really nice package especially since it include the front wheel. if you can afford it that is. In fact if your willing to ditch the disk brake the forks alone can be had for only $155. Thats a good deal for these forks.