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    Ride for Life wearyourtruth's Avatar
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    MTV Germany "pimp my bike"

    saw it in the SS/fixie forum but figured you guys would want to see it too!

    http://www.mtv.de/pimpmyfahrrad/index.php
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    Dr.Deltron
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    Kind of reminds me of my High School metal shop project. Sophomore year, 1975. Chopped my Schwinn stingray. Made the fork and sissy bar. Has front and rear Shimano disc brakes. Just thought I'd share that.

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    Ride for Life wearyourtruth's Avatar
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    they had disc brakes for bikes in 75?
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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    Lagomorph Demonicus stumpjumper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth
    they had disc brakes for bikes in 75?

    they had em at least as far back as '73.
    Lord Bowler: Uh oh. You hit the sheriff
    Brisco County Jr.: Yeah, but I did not hit the deputy.

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    Dr.Deltron
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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth
    they had disc brakes for bikes in 75?
    Yes, the rear disc was from a Sears Free-Spirit "10 speed". I relaced the hub to a red anodized box section 20" rim w/red spokes. The front disc was an aftermarket kit that I relaced to a rear Cooks Brothers hub. I used the CB REAR hub because they were better than the cup/cone chrome hub that came with the kit. I wanted the disc and caliper to be on the right side of the bike for show purposes, but when you applied the brake, the disc would unscrew. So I ground down the center section of an old freewheel and made a lockring out of it. Works like a charm. BTW, the front disc was added in '77. They are both Shimano.

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    Heheh I actually watched this on German MTV when I was in France

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
    Yes, the rear disc was from a Sears Free-Spirit "10 speed"......
    awesome, I was born in '82 and discovered cycling on my own in 1990 - i had no idea some manufactures were putting disc's on bikes decades prior.

    thanks for that little tid bit of info Dr.Deltron

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    Sweet build Dr.D,... lol there are no "new" ideas.

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