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Brake Gyro/Detangler on a fixed gear?

Old 01-17-10, 11:23 AM
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Brake Gyro/Detangler on a fixed gear?

Hello, all

I was just interested to know if anyone had ever tried or is currently using a brake gyro/detangler, like some bmx bikes use, on their fixed gear. Some of the detangler systems are meant for hydraulic brakes as well.

Being able to do bar spins while running brakes... the BMX guys can do it... why can't we?
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Old 01-17-10, 12:07 PM
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If you have a 1 inch threaded stem why not.
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Old 01-17-10, 12:12 PM
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It can be done threadless as well.
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If your only going to run a front brake why not just fit a potts mod stem, the ones with the hole in the bolt, that is all the front brake uses with a gyro
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
It can be done threadless as well.
Don't you need a straight fork (zero offset) to do this? Just asking, since I've never had a bike with bar spinz.
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Don't you need a straight fork (zero offset) to do this? Just asking, since I've never had a bike with bar spinz.
Or put a 650 wheel in a 700c fork.
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Old 01-17-10, 03:06 PM
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Won't work with regular caliper,need discbrakes.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
It can be done threadless as well.

yup, just that everytime I hear "Gyro" my brain goes all old school on me.
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Originally Posted by Build your own View Post
Won't work with regular caliper,need discbrakes.
Huh? None of the gyro equipped bikes that I've worked on had disc brakes.
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Old 01-17-10, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Huh? None of the gyro equipped bikes that I've worked on had disc brakes.
on a bmx, there will be enough clearance to use calipers & bar spin. but most fixed gears won't have that, unless it's a conversion with huge clearance.
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I agree with erichsia even though I hate him. God damnit.
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Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
yup, just that everytime I hear "Gyro" my brain goes all old school on me.
Nah...go back further and think ACS Rotor!
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its possible but it would be a total PITA to get to work properly. the only issues i really see are the lower tabs and if its a front brake the cable routing (where it goes from two cables back into one). that and you would need so many spacers...
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I agree with erichsia even though I hate him. God damnit.
I.HAVE.HAD.E.NUFF!!!!

(you're the guy getting clowned, cause both of you are white guys w/ dreads)
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Nah...go back further and think ACS Rotor!
Lol I have a bike with one of those lololol
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My friend Tom is riding the Volume Thrasher and I think I remember him mentioning it has room for a front brake + bar spins.

As far as cable routing, this is what you want

https://urbanvelo.org/mke-bicycle-co-...pression-plug/
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Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
This picture is so awesome. Check out all the people in the background just watching that old dude deliver a haymaker. Classic.
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wouldn't the cable get twisted still? i need more pics.
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Originally Posted by Nuggetross View Post
wouldn't the cable get twisted still? i need more pics.

brake cable goes through headset & headtube,
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Originally Posted by erichsia View Post

brake cable goes through headset & headtube,
Did you modify the brake caliper for bottom pull or was it made that way?
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Did you modify the brake caliper for bottom pull or was it made that way?
not my bike, pulled the pics from lfgss.
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Originally Posted by erichsia View Post

brake cable goes through headset & headtube,
Woah that's so cool (especially with the caliper) lol and that's a nice peugeot there too!
If I was to do this; I would drill a hole through the headcap tho
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
Did you modify the brake caliper for bottom pull or was it made that way?
you can make one out of an old woman's rear brake for like $2, just transfer the mechanicals to the longer front brake pivot bolt thingy.

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I have some Cane Creek hollow topcaps, if anyone is interested.

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