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    disc brakes????

    hi, i just finished renovating my barracuda grind (go here to see - Barracuda grind renovation - done!!!! )

    but my brakes are awful. i was thinking of putting disc brakes on it so itd look like one of a kind even if they are just as good as v brakes. anyway, can someone tell me wether i need a special set designed for a 20" wheel? how are they fitted to a wheel? can they be adapted to fit a 20" wheel? just general info. thanks

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    You will have to have a Hub that will accept a disc bolted to it.
    You cannot use a standard hub for disc brakes.Profile sells a hub with bmx rear spacing for disc brake use.
    You will have to weld a tab on your seat stays down by the drop out to hold the calipier.
    I had one on my 26 inch Thursday bmx ,They stop great.
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    Make sure your cables are properly lubed and get a set of the salmon colored Kool Stop pads. If this doesn't make your brakes work great then you are either a very bad mechanic or the brakes themselves are shot. Disc brakes aren't really a feasible option for this build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MY26INCHCRUISER View Post
    You will have to have a Hub that will accept a disc bolted to it.
    You cannot use a standard hub for disc brakes.Profile sells a hub with bmx rear spacing for disc brake use.
    You will have to weld a tab on your seat stays down by the drop out to hold the calipier.
    I had one on my 26 inch Thursday bmx ,They stop great.
    Thanks. Can you give a link? also my bike has 68 spoke wheels. will htis hub allow me to fit 68 spokes? thanks.

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    68 spokes?!! Are you sure you don't mean 48?
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    They only have it in 36 and 48h
    68 is a lot of spokes.
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    Have you seen his wheels though? They are quite possibly 68H.

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    yes. im sure they are because i typed in 68 spoke wheels into google and a barracuda grind came up which is my bike. also...i counted them.

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