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Old 02-28-2013, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: Keeping the disc brake while adding a large driven sprocket on the rear

Originally Posted by Nehmo View Post
I realize there are a few options and some are advertised on the sides of this forum, but what's the general prevailing wisdom?
Let's say you want to place a large chain sprocket on the left of the rear wheel but you want to retain the disc brake so the brake and sprocket can't interfere. What's a reasonable method and which parts should be employed?

And there are really two categories of rear driven sprockets, the freewheel ones and the fixed ones. E-bikes often use a freewheel, but ICE-bikes usually are fixed.
I have this rear axle brake setup
but it occurs to me that it wouldn't be hard to adapt it to accommodate a disk brake, personally I like the band brake.
but boy do you have to spread the frame
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