Any way to add a front brake to a huffy cruiser with no mounting tabs?

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  1. TheNecromancer13

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    I recently had a guy come up to me and ask if I could take a look at his bike and see what's wrong with it. Turned out to be a really easy fix, took me all of 5 minutes, but I noticed that the bike has nothing but a rear coaster brake on it. Any easy way to add some sort of front brake without replacing the fork?
     
  2. ultralight01

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    Does it have a disc hub?
    Probably not.

    If you want to add a v brake to the front, use this plate:
    https://www.danscomp.com/products/4...9LrCgBfYDemKHHlg3XxyjaIzwIdW3rcqk2RoCuTvw_wcB

    Is will definitely help as long as the brake you choose is quality. You will have to find a way to mount that to the fork like this picture:
    http://s292.photobucket.com/user/AronDChaudiere/media/Polo Bike/IMG_5323.jpg.html
    Some kind of clamp, weld, or small bolts would do this.

    I saw your ad on CGL by the way. Good idea.
     
  3. scratchbuilder

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    That's a nice, what I call 'horseshoe' for adding reliable v brakes. But if you don't or can't spend the 25$plus...get a cheap-o mt. bike fork and hacksaw the horseshoe and it will bolt on like a caliber brake unit and the cut tabs will keep it from moving.
     
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  5. TheNecromancer13

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    Also does anyone know what rear hub the huffy cranbrook uses? Or at least what diameter the hub is so I can get a decent sprocket adapter for this guy.
     
  6. KCvale

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    I call 'em C-brakes. One mount hole is there front and rear for any fenders.
    V brakes on the other hand mount to posts on the frame or fork and much better.

    But, anything is better than just a coaster brake, ESPECIALLY on a frig'n Huffy coaster!

    I don't build anything with just one brake and occasionally put front and rear C's on coaster brake bikes, even good ones like the Micargi Touch.

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    The trick is to attach both C's to a single dual-pull lever on the right so you don't interfere with the clutch lever.

    3 brakes and you stop pretty good ;-}
     

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