Bicycle Mechanics - Disc Brake on Twisted Springer front end?
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Howdy folks, I got a Lowrider bike with Twisted Springer Front end and am curious if it's possible to add a Disc Brake to this front end.
http://www.bicycledesigner.com/defaulthome.asp?Main=/datasheet.asp%3FPartNumber%3D513010 is the style I'm refferring to.
05-02-10, 10:12 PM
As it does not currently have mounting tabs for a disc brake caliper, I'm going to say no to mounting a disc brake on it. That's not to say that you couldn't do it but it will require stripping off the chrome, welding the mounting tabs on, then re-chroming the fork. Probably not worth the effort to you.
05-03-10, 08:01 AM
The other problem is the fork was not designed to take the loads disc brakes impose. They are different from the loads from rim brakes and the differences are significant.
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