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Old 05-31-07, 11:34 AM
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new guy. brake questions.

Nice little forum you have here!

I havent been on a bike in 5 years. just turned 30, realized I'm fat(220), and saw they put in a new park down the street from the office. so i went out and bought a used terribleOne 20.5 barcode.
fit bars and forks
s&m redneck lite stem
profile three piece
dk cassette hubs on big city rims
kink mini gear setup
shawdow consipracy chain
macneil one piece seat and post

etc.etc.

anyway, the previous owner rode brakeless, and unfortunately, ground ALL the brake mounting provisions off.

So now I'm sitting here with a badass new ride that i just cant ride without brakes. I've sourced a couple of the hard parts and am a competent welder so i can get the lugs and stuff all back on the frame.

but what kind of brakes do i want? i have a nice set of v-brakes laying around, but they seem awful wide for this frame. 990's?, any decent setups out there for under $50?

any to shy away from?
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Old 05-31-07, 11:59 AM
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Welcome back to BMX. any of the good U-brakes will do you fine. Just stay away from Tektro. I have Odyssey Evolvers & have no probs. Fly, Dia-Tech, Dia-Compe, Demolition are all good brakes to look at.
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Old 05-31-07, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by sceep
Nice little forum you have here!

I havent been on a bike in 5 years. just turned 30, realized I'm fat(220), and saw they put in a new park down the street from the office. so i went out and bought a used terribleOne 20.5 barcode.
fit bars and forks
s&m redneck lite stem
profile three piece
dk cassette hubs on big city rims
kink mini gear setup
shawdow consipracy chain
macneil one piece seat and post

etc.etc.

anyway, the previous owner rode brakeless, and unfortunately, ground ALL the brake mounting provisions off.

So now I'm sitting here with a badass new ride that i just cant ride without brakes. I've sourced a couple of the hard parts and am a competent welder so i can get the lugs and stuff all back on the frame.

but what kind of brakes do i want? i have a nice set of v-brakes laying around, but they seem awful wide for this frame. 990's?, any decent setups out there for under $50?

any to shy away from?
I'm not giving advice, but I think we need to see photos of the park, and the ride!

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Old 05-31-07, 12:40 PM
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dont have any pics as of yet.

but, heres some pics of my main passion and hobby.



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Old 05-31-07, 01:35 PM
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Wow. That is awesome! Do you do any serious rock crawling with it?
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Old 05-31-07, 01:37 PM
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That thing is beast..It'd be cooler if it was street legal and you could drive it around
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Old 05-31-07, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
Wow. That is awesome! Do you do any serious rock crawling with it?
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if thats not serious rockcrawling, i;d like to see what is.

LOL

the buggy is a work in progress still.

edit: just realized the other 2 pics weren;t working.. sorry. LOL

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Old 05-31-07, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by cwt341
That thing is beast..It'd be cooler if it was street legal and you could drive it around

the jeep is legal. (just needs reg and insurance)

the buggy will be (if i reg and insure it)

you can license anything here in NM.
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Originally Posted by sceep
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if thats not serious rockcrawling, i;d like to see what is.


edit: just realized the other 2 pics weren;t working.. sorry. LOL
Yeah, I just didn't see the other two pics.
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Old 05-31-07, 02:20 PM
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Brakes are for little girls. Just like tassles. And baskets. And horns.
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haha, that was great
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What kind of axles are those? They look like they have reduction boxes.
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Old 06-01-07, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian
What kind of axles are those? They look like they have reduction boxes.
mercedes unimog 406 portals. 4 ton.

and yes, reduction hubs at the ends.
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Originally Posted by CMcMahon
Brakes are for little girls. Just like tassles. And baskets. And horns.
I'd like to see you ride real trails without brakes. You'd die. Any rider would die.
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I want a Unimog. Y'all can have my Primo lever and Evolver brake.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
I'd like to see you ride real trails without brakes. You'd die. Any rider would die.
Tell that to Chase Hawk. Or The Gute. Or McMurray. Or Kevin Kiraly. Or Brandon Baines. Or...
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I'm chopping off my lugs soon. And cable guides
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Originally Posted by CMcMahon
Tell that to Chase Hawk. Or The Gute. Or McMurray. Or Kevin Kiraly. Or Brandon Baines. Or...
Chase Hawk doesn't ride trails brakeless, at least not Catty and places like that. Only those hippy jumps in Cali from that Fox vid and 9th street. And i'd like to see all the other people you mentioned ride trails brakeless. Tech lines with burms and crap are hella hard to ride without brakes.
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Berms aren't hard to ride through without brakes.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
And i'd like to see all the other people you mentioned ride trails brakeless. Tech lines with burms and crap are hella hard to ride without brakes.
Watch S&M 4 in McMurray's case; Neil Armstrong 360 over a big double at the end of a set at Sheep Hills, circa '98. Bains has a twenty-pack (if not more) in his backyard, downhill, and he rides them brakeless; I've never seen him with brakes, ever, and I know that he has pulled double flips over some hefty doubles. And in Kevin's case, well, he's just that good.
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Originally Posted by CMcMahon
Watch S&M 4 in McMurray's case; Neil Armstrong 360 over a big double at the end of a set at Sheep Hills, circa '98. Bains has a twenty-pack (if not more) in his backyard, downhill, and he rides them brakeless; I've never seen him with brakes, ever, and I know that he has pulled double flips over some hefty doubles. And in Kevin's case, well, he's just that good.
I'll get on that.
But i did notice how you said he 3'd the last set. Which while still a 3, it's alot less daring then a 3 mid set. Because if he screwed up on that, he'd have to bail or stop, which he couldn't.

Point is, brakes are cool, and nice to have.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
I'll get on that.
But i did notice how you said he 3'd the last set. Which while still a 3, it's alot less daring then a 3 mid set. Because if he screwed up on that, he'd have to bail or stop, which he couldn't.
A 360 with your feet on the front pegs on a 40 pound bike with a 19.75" top tube is epic, no matter how you look at it.
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Haha battered. Chopped off my lugs, i'll post a pic soon, it is a shoddy job
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Originally Posted by CMcMahon
A 360 with your feet on the front pegs on a 40 pound bike with a 19.75" top tube is epic, no matter how you look at it.
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