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    Mr. Maximan1 maximan1's Avatar
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    Make my own disk brakes & mounting?

    Anyone ever made DIY disk brakes and mounting on their wheels? Or should I not?
    I was thinking V-brakes which stop disks instead of wheels (relocated).
    Or would it just be cheaper to buy new ones?

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    I'm sorry but I have no clue what you are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Anyone ever made DIY disk brakes and mounting on their wheels? Or should I not?
    I was thinking V-brakes which stop disks instead of wheels (relocated).
    Or would it just be cheaper to buy new ones?
    go for it, some duct tape, paperclips, and 2 frisbies should work.. post some pics when youre done.

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    Post some pics of the powdercoated rims and DIY spray paint can frame job while you're at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Anyone ever made DIY disk brakes and mounting on their wheels? Or should I not?
    I was thinking V-brakes which stop disks instead of wheels (relocated).
    Or would it just be cheaper to buy new ones?
    you could do it, i suppose. if you don't mind y'know, dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Anyone ever made DIY disk brakes and mounting on their wheels? Or should I not?
    I was thinking V-brakes which stop disks instead of wheels (relocated).
    Or would it just be cheaper to buy new ones?
    maximan1,

    it will not work well because the v-brakes cannot apply the force that a caliper can against the rotor.

    good luck if you do try though. keep us updated

    mx_599

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    TIME OUT.

    It is disc brakes, not disk breaks or disk brakes. A Disk is to a floppy disk for computers.

    Disc is to brakes, discuss.

    time in

    So please, use proper terminology when talking about disc brakes. Both sound the same, but each one is very different in meaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine
    go for it, some duct tape, paperclips, and 2 frisbies should work.. post some pics when youre done.
    Hmm, I don't know about frisbees, they have that lip on the edge. A 12" Vinyl though, would make a great disc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    maximan1,

    it will not work well because the v-brakes cannot apply the force that a caliper can against the rotor.

    good luck if you do try though. keep us updated

    mx_599
    Agreed. The leverage would be way off and you could never get enough force applied to stop the rotation unless you did some serious modifications. I won't say its impossible...but it wouldn't be worth it. Unless of course you like to tinker and build odd things. Then it could be fun...

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    I'm not sure there is enough wheel clearance. Even if there was, you're going to spend more in parts and modifications than you would on last year's mechanical disc brakes. I can't imagine the pads on v-brakes would last in the setup you propose. Too much heat - typically a 6" disc with only it separating the brake pads. This generates tremendous heat. I bet rubber pads would melt if enough force was generated to stop the bike. If you do decide to try it, keep in mind, you'll need disc rotors, which are around $30/wheel.

    I've seen Avid disc brakes for around $75/wheel, which come with rotors.
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    Wow, just wow!
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
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    in actuality if you decide to make your own brakes the brakes that stop you will look more like this

    "I'm; young enough to know the right car to buy yet grown enough not to put rims on it. I got that 6-deuce, with curtains, so you can't see me and I didn't even have to put tints on it."

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    Disc brake mounts are easy.....but you'd have to be awfully dedicated, intelligent and resourceful to even think about doing the rest of it properly.


    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    TIME OUT.

    It is disc brakes not disk breaks. Disk is to a floppy disk for computers.

    Disc is to brakes.

    time in

    So really please, if you are going to type about disc brakes, please use proper use of wording.
    Are you serious!?!? He is only human . Do your job properly and moderate instead of nitpicking anything and everything that us lowly members speak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelchairman
    Are you serious!?!? He is only human . Do your job properly and moderate instead of nitpicking anything and everything that us lowly members speak!
    Well, he's gotta learn the proper use of the words sometime. Better to hear it from KonaRider than some of the other members (including myself) who might be a little more forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirona
    Well, he's gotta learn the proper use of the words sometime. Better to hear it from KonaRider than some of the other members (including myself) who might be a little more forward.
    If something as insignificant as a couple of letters out of place bothered me as much as it bothers you, then I'd be boring as hell. I can understand pulling someone up for txt talking in a thread, because that is genuinely annoying and time consuming to interpret, but I didn't look at the thread title and think that he wanted to mount 3.5" floopy disks to his bike. I'm kinda not that stupid.....
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    Please post a link to the video once you try it out.

    Also, it amazes me how unimportant proper English is in this country these days. Personally, I like to be corrected when I write something incorrect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Post some pics of the powdercoated rims
    not a bad idea

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    Ive learned about writing in short formes , im very sure kona remembers , hehe sorry bout that

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    please use proper use of wording.
    I love it, a poorly written sentence about proper wording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine
    I love it, a poorly written sentence about proper wording.
    Wasn't exactly sober at the time when I posted that. Going to a wine dinner and having about 10 glasses of wine will do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Anyone ever made DIY disk brakes and mounting on their wheels?

    Fred Flintstone brakes would be more effective.
    When all else fails, read the directions.


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    IT WAS A TYPO!!!
    Goddamit Cartman!!!

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    dem *******s a' making fun of me english. god et dat eh dirty shame. eh tell ya somtin eh yougsters eh ant ganna gettsen nowares



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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    IT WAS A TYPO!!!
    Goddamit Cartman!!!
    Dont bother with them. As you can see my proper english is worse then yours

    Little Leo dem *******s a' making fun of me english
    And what the hell is there an automatic bepper here?

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    discs... that's so 2006 ... you need to rig up some drum brakes.

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