Commuting - Where is the place to get a cheap front brake caliper?
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11-10-12, 04:36 PM
It has to be better then the crap moongoose put on the bike .i dont wana put much into this bike im about to just give up on bikeing i mean i finaly get a bike i like and some one steals it lol.so what is the cheapest brake caliper that aint to bad
11-10-12, 04:39 PM
Can you take a picture of the front brake? If it is a mongoose, it could be a cantilever brake. If you can't do a photo, what is the model and approximate year?
Also, the mechanical sub forum might provide more input.
11-10-12, 04:50 PM
OPPs i meant rear btw here is pic if you notice the part on the bottum is striped out inside it dont turn the caliper pin in. http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1020/dsc01456h.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/dsc01456h.jpg/)
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11-10-12, 05:11 PM
Ahhhh, mechanical discs.
The cheapest disc caliper that I could recommend would be Avid BB5 or Hayes MX4. These are what I'd consider to be the bare minimum for mechanical discs, but they'll be alot better than the no-names that you have.
Here's a set of BB5 calipers on ebay, no bids, ending tomorrow, pretty cheap. They would need pads.: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Avid-BB5s-/181017744681?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2a257f9529
Here's a full set with rotors: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AVID-MTB-BB5-Mechanical-Disc-Brake-Front-and-Rear-160mm-/110570800434?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19be888532
11-10-12, 05:15 PM
think it will fit my bike I am not sure if moongoose uses some odd parts
11-10-12, 05:42 PM
The mongoose frames use IS mounts so any IS mount brake caliper should work fine. Avid calipers are available readily through Ebay with and without rotors. I just bought a set without rotors for $9 each for my commuter. They work well and are simple enough to adjust.
11-10-12, 05:59 PM
cool i can afford that right now im relying on the fronts
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