Need advice on "front brake hub"

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by toker_ace, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. toker_ace

    toker_ace Member

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    I want to put a front drum brake on mt mountain bike.I know nothing about these things.So, if anyone knows which is good or not is you guys.I'm looking at one on jensonusa.com Its $50.00 ,but like I said.... is it any count? Here's the link.. STURMEY ARCHER X-FD FRONT DRUM BRAKE HUB at JensonUSA.com
     
  2. azbill

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    I have over 10,000 miles on my X-FD :)
    always stopped me when I wanted it to
    it has been on 4 bikes now, never gave me any worries or felt like it was fading
    took it apart a few months ago, (just to look), the shoes still look lke new !!!
     
  3. toker_ace

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    thanks Bill. I guess its pretty good. 10,000 milles.GEEZ!
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    drum brakes last a really long time, and Sturmey Archer's been in business since 1902. it's a quality product.

    i have a vintage Atom hub, made in France in the 60's, and i've only used it for a few months, and it shows no sign of wear. i'm running a coaster brake in the rear, and i hardly have to use it anymore. stops me no problems, and, they look cool.
     
  5. tommyboy1442

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    yo, whats happinin baird, cool hub, quality. thats a nice option. also that niagara site you showed us also sels front weld on v-brake bosses, and also sell a long v- brake incase your running a fender for clearence issues. just another alternative, but the hub is definetly kool.....
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    FYI... disc brakes work the best. (But $50 for a Sturmey is a good deal!)
     
  7. Motorbike Wanabe

    Motorbike Wanabe New Member

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    Very true Venice! Now, if you were to spend another 30 bux, you could get a complete wheel from Husky bikes.

    26" FRONT WHEEL WITH DRUM BRAKE HUB: Husky Bicycles

    I just put one on my bike and I really like it. I bought the 12 gauge front wheel and the 11 gauge rear wheel, came to around 124 dollars shipped to my door. My bike originally had 14 gauge spokes all around so I feel a lot more comfortable with the larger spokes. Granted, if you are going to paint your wheels or do special work to them and, you can do that work, the $50 S/A hub is a great buy. Either way, depending on your needs/abilities.
     
  8. stv1jzgte

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    You guys get some good stuff, if i wanted to buy a hub it would cost a fortune to spoke it! i got quoted from 2 different shops $2.50 per spoke + $2.50 labour per spoke x 36 = well.. heaps!

    11 or 12 gauge spokes ha never.
     
  9. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    stv's, i did the same thing. found a shop that had 11g. spokes, and the guy wanted $3 a spoke and $1 a nipple. lets see, 72 spokes times 4 bucks? add the rims and hubs, i ain't paying 5oo bucks for a set of wheels...
     
  10. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    I sorta did.
    Double wall downhill wheel 80bucks second hand!
    single speed coversion kit 30bucks
    2 tubes std 1 didnt fit need a presta valve! $20
    New tire 50bucks
    I aint puttin that rag joint on it so im queuing in line for jims adapter with a steel gear! maybe 150 to me.
    1 flippin complete wheel! you can buy a decent bike for that much, whats worse is ive spent that much to now on crap cheap wheels and i weigh nothin wtf, but i dont care ive busted a collar bone and had some spills riding these things partly due to cheap stuff partly due to me being stupid.
     
  11. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I lace my own wheels. I figured it out myself... it's really not very hard if you read a little first.
     
  12. stv1jzgte

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    carnt read.
     
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    permalink #7,,,the husky wheel site ,,the regular 26 inch wheels w/105g spokes,,are those 10 guage spokes:confused:
     
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    'nother ?,,,the hard(foam fill) tires"no flats"what is the opinion on those??.........#7 permalink husky site
     
  15. Motorbike Wanabe

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    The spokes on the Husky wheel with the drum brake are 12 gauge. The spokes on the rear wheel that I purchased are 11 gauge but they also have 12 gauge spoked wheels.

    I've never used those "never flat" inserts. I've seen them, just never used them.
     
  16. azbill

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    the husky wheels hold up really nicely :)
    I have heard the solid tires feel 'mushy' and have a tendancy to roll off the rim in cornering :(
     
  17. Motorbike Wanabe

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    Like I said, I've not used them but, I've always thought that either they would be a real bear to install on a clincher type of rim or, they'd have to have some room to get the tire seated properly. Either way, I like the room provided by a deflated tube and the constant, integral pressure provided by an inflated one. I just tried a tube with goo in it for the first time and, oddly enough, it's the first tube that I've had a problem with and it hasn't even made it to the bike yet! I have to check it out yet to see if it's at the valve or somewhere else. I didn't use any tools to install the tire and if it's got a hole already and oozed that goop onto my new wheel, I'm going back to a good ol' high quality, air-only inner tube, just like God intended for a bike!
     
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    No. The 105g is a 12ga wheel.
     
  20. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Ok, then just watch some of those 'chopper shows'!! ;)
     

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