I had a question that I wanted some help with. My wife recently bought me a Nirve Street King Cruiser from this very crumy bike shop in Lomita Ca that totally ripped her off. The reason I say this is because the bike she bought me retails for 570.00 plus tax with all these cool features such as front disk brakes, 3 speed, some cool fenders etc. They gave her the bike for 430 out the door without all these cool features (a stock model). And now they want to charge me close to 300 bucks just for the 3 speed hub and to add front disk brake (thats not inlcuding everything else)!! So my question is...............How hard is it to replace the hub on the front wheel to add disk brakes? The fork has the mounting bracket needed for the caliper but the front wheel doesnt take the rotor. I have an extra brand new Hayes rotor and Caliper that I never used from my mountain bike and would like to use that on this bike but I dont have the right hub. Can anyone please tell me what exact hub I should use for this bike. It has a 26 inch front wheel. The guy at the bike shop showed me a Shimano Hub that we would use if I would of payed him the 300 bucks for the job of adding front disks and the 3 speed hub for the rear but I didnt notice what model it was. I know I can do the hub swap myself but Im lost as to which hub would be the right one. I think the wheel has 34 spokes. Please Help!! Thanks!
Last edited by nuke1105; 08-13-09 at 06:35 AM.
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2004 Litespeed Siena, 1996 Litespeed Obed, 1992 Miele (unknown model), 1982 Meile Uno LS.
I thought it had disk brakes and a 3sp already. You've lost me. Anyhoo, you don't really need disk brakes on a cruiser. How about a coaster rear hub? What does it have now? The wheel does not have 34 spokes.
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1.you need a hub that is make for a disc brake any model of shimano should work for you.you need to replace the hub,spokes ( may be different length ),can use the same rim. same for the rear,replace the hub.
2. your wheel would have 36 spokes not 34, or 32, but cruiser usually are 36.
3. if replacing these wheels with new hubs,spokes,disc for brakes will cost $250 & up.
4.best thing to do would be return the bike for a refund and buy the bike with the features you want.