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Old 12-03-06, 09:46 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-03-06, 09:59 PM   #2
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I'm sorry but I have no clue what you are talking about.
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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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Old 12-03-06, 10:10 PM   #5
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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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Old 12-03-06, 10:37 PM   #6
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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

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Old 12-03-06, 10:45 PM   #7
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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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Old 12-03-06, 11:00 PM   #8
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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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Old 12-03-06, 11:07 PM   #9
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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

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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!
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Old 12-03-06, 11:56 PM   #12
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in actuality if you decide to make your own brakes the brakes that stop you will look more like this

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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.


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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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Old 12-04-06, 06:15 AM   #14
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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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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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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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I love it, a poorly written sentence about proper wording.
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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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Anyone ever made DIY disk brakes and mounting on their wheels?

Fred Flintstone brakes would be more effective.
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Old 12-04-06, 06:05 PM   #22
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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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IT WAS A TYPO!!!
Goddamit Cartman!!!
Dont bother with them. As you can see my proper english is worse then yours

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