Mounting disk brake

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by datonamanmike, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. datonamanmike

    datonamanmike New Member

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    has anyone tryed mounting a disk brake
    rotor the same way we mount the sproket????
    just a thought
     
  2. NunyaBidness

    NunyaBidness Active Member

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    That would be a disaster, broken spokes everywhere and that's if you could even get the caliper mounted to properly match up with the rotor. There is a reason that hubs are made specifically for disc brakes.
     
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Stick to the standard mounting methods to prevent damage.
    However, I encourage you continue to question the way we do things and look for alternatives.
    You can do that here.
     
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  4. datonamanmike

    datonamanmike New Member

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    hummm
    then answer me this
    why is it a good enuff way to push
    our bike to 30mph+ speeds but not
    good enuff to stop us
    i could understand in a panic stop
    but no one panic stops with the front
    please dont flame me im just trying
    to think outta the box
     
  5. GeneFiorot

    GeneFiorot New Member

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    Do you think the torque forces generated on braking equal the forces generated by a piss pot HT engine accelerating or maintaining speed?
     
  6. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    When it comes down to it - the "rag joint" style of sprocket mounting is a stop gap, half ***ed method at best TBH, I'd hate to compound alla problems with sprocket alignment w/brake issues too... not to mention the probability of rotor fouling w/chain oil.

    Jim makes an awesome adapter that bypasses all that BS and it seems to me I saw a disk adapter around sumwheres... bedanged if I can remember where tho lol
     
  7. datonamanmike

    datonamanmike New Member

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    ok since disk seems out i found around my shop
    an old puch moped wheel with drum brake
    its 17 " wheel but looks ok to me
    with my xtra chop it helps get the pedels
    closer to the ground
    ill post pic tomarow
    here is a pic of the xtra chop with the
    24" wheel
     

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