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Old 10-27-08, 12:49 AM
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install a brake cable detangler on a track frame?
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Old 10-27-08, 06:43 AM
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Short answer: yes.

Long answer:
OMg why?
Brake Gyros are meant for back brakes, something not needed on a track bike.
That being said, you will need:
-A bmx stem with upper gyro mounts
-appropriate 1-1/8" adapter (unless your steerer tube is already this size)
-gyro tabs (https://www.albes.com/browseproducts/...GYRO-TABS.HTML)
-a drill and tap to mount the tabs to your steerer tube
-enough steerer tube for the required spacers under the stem
-a gyro
-the required connecting upper and lower Y cables, or a dual cable brake lever
-a whole lot of time to set it up cause its going to be a hassle


If your goal is to have front brakes and be able to do 'barspinz'.. then just route the damn brake cable down through the steerer tube.
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Old 10-27-08, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by lyledriver View Post
If your goal is to have front brakes and be able to do 'barspinz'.. then just route the damn brake cable down through the steerer tube.
Still won't work on most forks, caliper brakes tend to hit the DT.
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Old 10-27-08, 01:28 PM
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use the through the fork routing method, and use the aero front brakes (that mount behind the front fork). my friend has this setup, and it works well (and keeps him legal around this town). only downside is it cost him about $80. but a ticket for riding brakeless around here is $120, so he figured it was well worth it.

this is the front brake he used (he got it for about $60)
https://www.glorycycles.com/ovcoaebrca.html
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Old 10-27-08, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
get a bmx bike
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Old 10-27-08, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
Still won't work on most forks, caliper brakes tend to hit the DT.

pfffft just mount the brakes upside down and run the control cable through the wheel donchaknow
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Old 10-27-08, 02:45 PM
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yeah it can be done.

if you want to do it, do it. my only request would be don't screw up a nice vintage merckx or nagasawa or something like that. if you got a pake or a kilo, knock yourself the hell out!
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