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Old 08-09-09, 04:50 PM   #1
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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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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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Old 08-10-09, 08:22 AM   #5
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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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