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    Where to get disc ready 20" rims?

    Been riding an Origin 8 Bully (mini-velo) for the past year. Only desirable upgrade is for disc brakes for winter/wet riding. Frame has disc brake tabs. Wheels, however, lack the disc hubs. Anyone know of a source for disc ready 20" wheels?

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    Cannondale Hooligan has rear 20" disk wheel.

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    Ive got discs on my pocket Llama, rims could use brakes grabbing them but don't..

    Sun CR 18.. Bike Friday would sell you built wheels,.. just call & tel em what you want

    406 or 451 size.. built in house..


    a rim brake rim is actually disc ready although it takes no braking friction..
    as utilized ...
    it's the disc only rims that don't consider rim brakes in the design..

    ... got that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chvid View Post
    Cannondale Hooligan has rear 20" disk wheel.
    Guessing the OP doesn't want to switch to a 3spd hub,and the derailleur models are rare as hen's teeth.

    sing,might be easier to rebuild your wheels with new hubs. What's the spacing? Just checked my Hooligan 8,and they're standard 100/135,maybe you'll get lucky and yours will be too.

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    Happier than a camel on wednesday.

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    Thanks for suggestions. Haven't seen any place that carry 20" rims with disc ready hubs. Looks like have to with a rebuilt option. Will check around with LBS.

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    Oh you want built wheels not just rims.. I have Wheels Bike friday built for my bike.
    they are equipped to sell wheels as well as whole bikes .

    what Specific combination do you need ?

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    The bike has disc brake mounts on the frame and fork. The wheels lack hubs that accommodate the brake disc. Thus, the need for a new or rebuilt wheel.

    http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/conte...origin-8-bully

    Will take some measurements and check with BF. Thanks.


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    Don't know if they'll really be your thing, but aerospoke does some 20" wheels that are disk ready.

    http://www.aerospoke.com/1/258/recumbent_trike.asp

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    Crickey!! $650 for a pair of Aerospokes! I think I'll just appreciate them on someone else's bike.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sing View Post
    The bike has disc brake mounts on the frame and fork. The wheels lack hubs that accommodate the brake disc. Thus, the need for a new or rebuilt wheel.

    http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/conte...origin-8-bully

    Will take some measurements and check with BF. Thanks.


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    pppfffftt.. is there such a thing as conceptual dyslexia?

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    Defending Local bike shops.. get the hubs you want, from them,
    the shop can order the spokes to rebuild the rims you have ,
    around the wheel-hubs you want. and the disc brakes, and fit and adjust them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    Not even on a dare. Sketch as all get out.

    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    pppfffftt.. is there such a thing as conceptual dyslexia?
    The Bully isn't far off from my Hooligans. They're great bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    Not even on a dare. Sketch as all get out.



    The Bully isn't far off from my Hooligans. They're great bikes.
    Don't know if the Bully is a "great bike" but have been pretty content commuting with it this past year. Again, only thing is I noticed much better braking in rain and snow with disc brakes (on my Hardrock) than the V-brakes on the Bully. Tend to leave the Bully at home when the weather is inclement even though I prefer riding that more.


    Haven't ruled out a small shop across the river (in Cambridge) that I have heard folks raving about. It doesn't rely on retail sell as much it is focused on repairs and upgrades.

    Thanks again for suggestions. Done with this thread.

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    I meant my Hooligans are great bikes. The Bully looks pretty similar,I'd expect it would be pretty nice.

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    Gotta agree with you on the Hooli...I've got a front mini-hub motor on mine - Cute 100 - awesome!

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    I just got non-disc wheels for my Swift from Calhoun Cycle, but they also have a disc version: http://www.calhouncycle.com/productc...l-114p1695.htm.

    They're just using common parts (Deore disc hubs and Sun CR18 rims), so any local bike shop could order the same parts and build up something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicyclist View Post
    I just got non-disc wheels for my Swift from Calhoun Cycle, but they also have a disc version: http://www.calhouncycle.com/productc...l-114p1695.htm.

    They're just using common parts (Deore disc hubs and Sun CR18 rims), so any local bike shop could order the same parts and build up something similar.
    Nice lead. Think that would work. Thanks.

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    Funny, I am putting disc brakes on my bully right now and I had to build a set of wheels. I had them laced up at a local bike shop, I used Velocity aero heat rims with non-machined side walls and sram x7 hubs all said and done it cost me about $400 for the wheels. I should get them back tomorrow.

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    Just got back my wheels for my bully. Bite the bullet an build them. The rims were $139 the hubs were $80 and the build + spokes was $163 so all said and done it cost me $382 which seemed steep to me before but these wheels are better quality than anything I have ever had before and the guy did a beautiful job on them. It thinks it is well worth the cost and this is an unusual wheel. BTW if you are putting discs on the bully finding wheels is not the only issue I have found, the rear horizontal dropouts are a pain in relation to the disc and caliper mounting and the gearing clearance.

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    Thanks for sharing your conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sing View Post
    Thanks for sharing your conversion.
    No problem, I was so frustrated there is so little info out there about this bike and converting it to disc but done up right this cheap little bike should be fantastic. I am pretty much replacing everything but the frame and the fork on mine but his is what I have so far. Sorry the other pic was crap I was just so excited to have the wheels on I took a quick phone pic, here is a clearer one.

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    Just a quick follow-up.

    Got a front IS wheel from Calhoun cycles for $114 and front AVID CR 9 disc brake from Niagara Cycles for $130. Took a little over an hour to install the tire new front tire and disc brake. Left the back wheel alone. Didn't want to spend more on upgrades than what it originally cost for the bike, especially since it's a commuter which I feel comfortable just leaving locked on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sing View Post
    Just a quick follow-up.

    Got a front IS wheel from Calhoun cycles for $114 and front AVID CR 9 disc brake from Niagara Cycles for $130. Took a little over an hour to install the tire new front tire and disc brake. Left the back wheel alone.
    Wow that's not bad, way cheaper than building a set yourself though I don't feel so bad, I am very happy with the quality of mine. Do they do a lot of recumbent bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by sing View Post
    Didn't want to spend more on upgrades than what it originally cost for the bike, especially since it's a commuter which I feel comfortable just leaving locked on the street.

    sing
    I have spent way more on parts than the bike initially cost me at this point!

    here it is today, its a blast to ride!!!


    ps. i also recommend going to a short cage rear derailleur like a shimano sora, it bounces around a whole lot less when you hit bumps, its a cheap mod and makes the bike feel so much better.
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