brakes on stingray?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by eltatertoto, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ok ive done some searching but cant find anything other than disc brakes, does anyone know how i would go about mounting a set of brakes on the front of my stingray? im asking cause right now my feet ar the primary source of my stopping power and i wear $80 shoes, cause my feet are size 14 (my age), and i dont have $80 for new shoes, if disc brakes are the only choice for the front of my bike is there a place where i can get them, no re-spoking, and for CHEAP? thanks a million. cause my lenear pull brakes dont seem to be doing the job very well, at least 1/2 of my street to stop, without the help of my feet from 25-30mph (my crusing speed)
     

  2. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    no ideas huh, well thats ok it was worth a shot :???:
     
  3. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    hey i just found this, how would i hook it up, or for that matter use it is it cable operated, how would i mount the caliper, thanks for the info, this guy just says what it is not how it works mounted ect thanks guys http://cgi.ebay.com/14cm-Disc-brake...eZWD1VQQtrksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem its about the cheapest thing i fund if this is not what i need can somone fine me somthing i can mount for a reasonable price? thanks guys!
     
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    consider a nice front drum...easy to fit to almost anything, usually a bit less expensive, & no weather-related problems.

    and...you gotta give the group more than an hour to respond to a new topic ;)
     
  5. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    yes i know im a little spoiled when it comes to responses :) im used to quick responses, and an hr seems like a day, when i am home with nothing to do lol
     
  6. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    the dynamo hubs are being reviewed in various places as not worth the added expense, apparently they only put out during certain short periods and not very much at that. but, that's only me repeating what i've heard, not what i know for fact.

    try searching the web for a complete front-drum wheel...i've seen them for around $80 complete. also, if you're serious, i bet the Wheelmaster guy can hook you up, people seem quite pleased with his work.
     
  8. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    wheel master guy? when my dad gets home im taking a blow torch to that lock in hopes of melting some ice so if i dont reply thats why guys. my dad used to work in a bike shop, when he was my age thats why i get soooo much help from hiim, but i think i might have trouble convincing him ro re-spoke my wheel lol 1 other problem, if you look at the pics of the bike or the walkaround i did on my u-tubepage, there is like a 3 inch ring thing attached to the axle, and the spokes hook to that, i thought id just say that, thats why i was looking for som bolt on discs.
     
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  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

  10. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    At least you asked before you spent. I bought a set of Hayes M1 disc brakes, the whole setup for $50. I did not know you needed special hubs and forks to mount the calipers and discs. I do now. PM me if interested. I'm looking into drums now.
    Keep us posted and let us know what you find.
     
  11. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    after reading here i dunno what im gonna do.......... mabey ill doo what my friend did on his mountain bike (we have a park with trails for mountainbikes, where ull get lost in 5 minutes, many people have had to call the cops cause they got lost) its in portsge off of willowcreek, by the baseball and soccer fields, if there are any locals reading. but back on track, so he could go down muddy hills he ruffed up his rims, and that seems to work great for him, but he is constantly replacing pads, and with such a wide back rim, and a lack of wanting to make my rim look un-stock i might try that as a last ditch effort, cause me shoes are gettin bad lol
     
  12. Papasaun

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  13. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    my hub, has a whole bucnh of diamonds just like the crank, this post pretty much has the same issues as me lol almost EXACTLY its wierd...and no, mind soesnt have a front brake, but it looks like i could casrifice my lenear pulls of the front of my mountain bike and attach them to my peg mount, thats what it looked like he did.

     
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  14. foyeburger

    foyeburger Guest

    find a stormy -archer drum brake very happy with mine you just take it to the bike shop and have them put it on larry ca
     
  15. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    how much would that set me back? and also, how much would they charge me? i go to a place called zims and they want 8.50 for a velcrow water holder lol
     
  16. nweiner

    nweiner Guest

    If you do not already have disc hubs (6 holes on the hub) AND a fork with a caliper mount (two holes near the bottom of the fork) you cannot use disc brakes. Around here the standard lacing of a hub to a rim costs around $40. You can generally find really cheap used disc hubs for around $5 on ebay and then take it to your local bike shop to get laced up. A lot of people take parts off their new bikes and sell them on ebay because they want to upgrade. These are generally the best deals. Ebay is definately your best bet for parts. Labor you have no choice but to take it to your lbs if you don't know how to do it . Check out utahmountainbiking.com for bike maintanence and replacement guides. good luck
     
  17. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    thanks, my dad used to work in a bike shop at my age, but i think i would have a hard time convincing him to re-lace my wheel lol
     
  18. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ok guys, i forgot about the brake thing till i almost got hit :???: i took a look at the mount near the fooot rests, and it seems like i could mount lenear pulls. ill check tommro. thanks guys.
     
  19. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    check craigs list local to you
    azvinnie has had lots of luck buying stingrays there cheap ...40-50$
    (some models have front v-brakes...all you have to do then, is swap forks)
     
  20. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    if someone found me forks with vee brakes or discs id be in hog heaven! around here, all the listings are mostly stolen bikes from the hood lol. ill have to check in spring=summer
     
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