Bicycle Mechanics - brake and tire questions
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02-26-06, 12:56 PM
What type of brakes and tires should I put on a bike that I am going to put a motor on? I don't have the frame yet but I wanted to figure this out first. I saw some fatter road tires that had knobs on the sides at a sun and ski the other day and I think those would be good, any one know what they're called? Origianally I wanted to use coaster brakes but after a little resarch they seem more dangerous. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
02-26-06, 12:59 PM
Motorcycles use disc brakes, and have eeeny meeny chainrings, and big frucking cogs. The use gasoline and make noise.
02-26-06, 01:03 PM
oh and also I'd be leaving the existing pedals and gears and put the motors chain on the other side and yah the back gear is huge. I'll probably use a mountain bike frame with front suspension. How expensive are disc brakes?
It will be nearly imoossible to mount a rotor and drive gear on the same side of the hub.
02-26-06, 01:19 PM
I'm not sure I get what you mean, there will be two chains one on either side of the frame.
02-26-06, 02:46 PM
CBolt means the rotor of the disc brake will be in the way. Your best bet is having a rim brake in the rear and a disc on the front. The front does most of the braking anyway, and you'll have space in the rear for drive chain no.2.
Actually, your best bet is not doing this at all, but that's another story.
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