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    Where is the place to get a cheap front brake caliper?

    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

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    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.
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    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.

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    Ahhhh, mechanical discs.
    That helps!
    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-/1...item2a257f9529

    Here's a full set with rotors: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AVID-MTB-BB5...item19be888532
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    think it will fit my bike I am not sure if moongoose uses some odd parts

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    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.
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    cool i can afford that right now im relying on the fronts

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