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frsshh 08-06-05 12:35 AM

help!
 
i got a trek tr5 and i want to install front brakes since alot of flatland tricks require it, what would be some step by step help if anybodys ever done this before :)

frsshh 08-06-05 04:17 PM

ok at least tell me if i have any chances of really doing any flatland tricks with a tr5?

hypersnazz 08-06-05 07:13 PM

Of course you can do flatland tricks on a TR5. I can do a number of basic tricks on my road bike. If your fork isn't equipped with 990 bosses (and it won't be) you have basically 3 options.

Good: Buy a Bulldog-style sidepull brake. This brake mounts through the little hole at the bottom of your steerer tube on the fork.

Better: Buy a 990 plate, which mounts through the same hole in the fork and adds 990 bosses to your fork. Now buy the front brake of your choice. It may be necessary to zip-tie or otherwise fasten the mounts to your fork legs (in addition to the mounting bolt) to keep the plate from walking on your fork.

Best: Buy a fork with 990 mounts welded on. Buy the front brake of your choice.

If you're running a gyro it's a good idea to run the front brake cable through the steerer tube on the fork. This will allow you to spin your bars without tangling your brake cable around the head tube. Check to see if the compression bolt on top of your stem has a hole in it for a brake cable. If it does, you're in business. If not, run it down to your LBS and see if you can replace it with one that has this feature. Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't, depending on the fork.

frsshh 08-06-05 10:18 PM

you sir, are the most helpful person ive ever seen on the internet, haha well thanks alot, but in case u dont mind ill contact you via aim if i need some more help.

Brian 08-07-05 12:06 AM

Go snazzy!

FireTeamCharlie 08-07-05 12:17 AM

From my experience Front 990s suck. But Front MTN bike style brakes are awesome, When I had my Specialized MTN bike i used to endo all the time, make sure you don't endo down hill, its a bad idea I found out the hard way.

hypersnazz 08-07-05 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FireTeamCharlie
From my experience Front 990s suck. But Front MTN bike style brakes are awesome, When I had my Specialized MTN bike i used to endo all the time, make sure you don't endo down hill, its a bad idea I found out the hard way.

From my experience, your experience is very limited. :p

Brian 08-07-05 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hypersnazz
From my experience, your experience is very limited. :p

And my opinion is that your opinion is correct.

FireTeamCharlie 08-07-05 12:51 AM

Now to come up with an excuse. I've never used the front 990s on a flatland bike.

Brian 08-07-05 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FireTeamCharlie
Now to come up with an excuse. I've never used the front 990s on a flatland bike.

Quote:

Originally Posted by FireTeamCharlie
From my experience Front 990s suck.

Pull your head out.

FireTeamCharlie 08-07-05 01:08 AM

Ah man I should take a shower my hair is full of this brown matter and smells, thanks ex! I almost sufficated in there!


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