Disc Brake adapter for OCC chopper

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by willfargo, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. willfargo

    willfargo Member

    So I'm trying to put together all the parts I need so i can make the Schwinn chopper build easier.

    Its become obvious to me that the schwinn doesnt have the braking power needed for it to be safe, so im looking to add disc brakes to at least one wheel.

    I'm trying to find an adapter of sorts, but my bike knowledge isnt up to par enough for me to feel comfortable making a decision about this!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/A2Z-Rear-Di...Accessories&hash=item4cfafa4ec1#ht_2833wt_914

    would that item work for the rear or front wheels or both?
    If anyone has any idea what this thing is and if its applicable, please let me know!
     

  2. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    That part that you are showing is the mount for the disk brake caliper only.
    You would have to bolt that adapter to the frame (this is made for frames or forks that were not equipped with disk brakes originally). that part mounts to the frame or forks, and then the disk brake caliper mounts to it.
    the hard part would be mounting the actual disk to the hub.
    you have to have hubs that will accept the disk, and these hubs have a flange machined into them which allow you to mount the disk to the hub with 6 screws.
    you could get a 24" mountain bike front wheel that has a hub with this flange machined into it, but i have no idea how common something like that is. I don't recall seeing many 24" mountain bikes with disk brakes.
    this is what a disk brake hub looks like. the disk bolts to the flange with 6 screws.
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    you could get a disk brake hub and have it re-laced to the o.c.c. front wheel.
    I don't t hink there's a way to put a disk brake on the rear of an o.c.c. because of the wider hub that they have.
    you would have to do the same thing...either find an o.c.c. back rim that has the hub with the disk brake flange, or find a hub that could be laced onto the o.c.c. rim, but i don't think anyone makes a hub that wide that is disk brake ready.
    you would probably have to spend a couple hundred $$ to put a disk brake on the front of an o.c.c.
    you would need the bracket that you show, a disk brake caliper, brake pads, a hub that you can bolt the disk to, the actual disk, brake cable and a brake lever (but as long as you are using a manual disk set up and not a hydrolic set up, a standard cable and brake lever will work.).
    and then, you'd have to hope that you can make it all work.
    it's not as simple as just bolting a disk and a caliper to the bike.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  3. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    #1 buy disk brake compatiable hub
    # 2 lace to occ wheel
    # 3 buy disk brake rotor and caliper
    #4 MAKE a mount so that it will work on your bike


    easy way..add disk brake rotor to the jackshaft
     
  4. james65

    james65 Member

    Some OCC came with front brakes. I bought one on craigs list for $20.
    Center pull, not disc. Works great and was an easy fork swap.
     
  5. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    being he asked about DISK brakes how does this help him??
     
  6. willfargo

    willfargo Member

  7. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    24 hole hub= 24 spokes i DOUBT that your occ wheel is just 24 spokes
     
  8. willfargo

    willfargo Member

    24 on each side. 24x2=48 spokes
     
  9. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    means you need a 48 hole hub
    24 holes on each side of the hub
    one you posted is 12 each side ...24 holes on the whole hub
     
  10. willfargo

    willfargo Member

    so regardless of how many holes are in it, do they all have roughly the same dimensions? would the one i have come out and a disc brake capable one slip in?
     
  11. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    If you have to ask ....
    then you do not have the skills you need to build lace and true a wheel...
     
  12. willfargo

    willfargo Member

    i dont mean to be rude or start a feud... but you havent contributed anything to this this thread other than poo-poo what james and i have said. You obviously dont have the information i'm seeking, all of your responses have been focused on proving that i dont know what im doing (which should have been blatantly obvious, as its why i posted the thread). So if you dont ACTUALLY have any help to offer, kindly stop belittling those who are actually putting forth effort to help me. the only progress that had been made was before you jumped in and began harassing. I'm looking for help, not disrespect
     
  13. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    if you're planning on re-lacing the o.c.c. hoop with a disk brake ready hub, i'm pretty sure that any hub with the right number of spoke holes will work.
    sometimes there will be different axle widths and diameters tho.
    Your best bet in my opinion is to measure the width of the existing o.c.c. hub, axle width and axle diameter. Then try to find a hub with the same number of spoke holes, dimensions, axle width and diameter that has a disk brake flange machined into it.
    I personally have never changed out a hub , laced a wheel or trued a wheel so i'm just guessing based on what i am thinking.
    I'm thinking that the hardest part will be mouting the caliper bracket in the right position so that the caliper and brake pads line up with the disk correctly.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  14. willfargo

    willfargo Member

    Front forks with v brake conversions can be had for 50 bucks, would it be worth it at all to spend twice that on disc brakes? would the benefits really be that noticeable?
     
  15. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    v brakes are ok, but if you want excellent stopping power, disks is the way to go.
     
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