I sold my car a few months ago and I'd like to get an Xtracycle for touring and hauling larger loads (and my girlfriend). My commuter is a rescued Trek 800 from the late 80s or early 90s. It's strong and in good shape but I'm wary of not having the option of a disc brake in the front since there are a few decent hills here in Little Rock.
I can stick one on the rear thanks to the Xtracycle frame having disc mounts but I know most braking power comes from the front and my front fork lacks disc mounts and I'm having trouble finding a steel fork with a 1" steer tube and disc mounts.
Will a V brake in the front and disc in the back be enough or should I find another platform? Or better yet, do you know where I can find a 1" steer tube fork with disc mounts that's built for a 26" wheel?