just got a dyno glide deluxe

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by cstot7, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

    I don't know much about this bike just that looks awesome smooth ride .. Only thing I don't like is coaster brake only .. But this is going to be my second build and to excited to start it I really wanna have a wider rear tire not sure how wide I can go thin 3" be nice ... Only info I can find on Google is it's a 2001 if anybody know anymore about this bike or have build ideas plz let me know I'm very intrested
     

  2. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

  3. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

    Is there longer caliper brakes that will fit this iv got a couple sets laying around from mtbs but there to short the break pads end up at the tire and not the rim
     
  4. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Chrome rims will always have virtually no friction with the rim brake pads when it is wet/dewy.
    They squeal like a mf even when dry.
    Rim brakes will cause the chrome to flake eventually.
    Softer brake pads will help with the stopping, not with the squealing.
    Tangential cuts to the pad surface may help with the moisture to some extent (don't expect miracles though).
    Long reach caliper brakes have the lowest leverage, relying on the lever at the bars instead for their leverage. This causes cable stretch, a spongey vague feeling that gives you much less control/modulation than the other/better rim brake types.
    Old/cheap/kids' crappy suspension forks often have an arch brace which can be unbolted from the fork and has the V brake lugs attached. This could possibly be attached to the chainstays of the bike and used to mount a v brake. Check dumpsters.
     
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  5. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

    Thank you for the info on brakes it's exactly what I need to know ..I'm always looking by trash cans and dumpsters for parts
     
  6. Speedy G

    Speedy G New Member

    You may need to get fancy with the wheels and get some drum brakes or disc brake conversion. I'm in the process of adding disc brake front to my chopper and I have yet to find a solution for the back. I may end up going with caliper on the back and I'll have my coaster brake as well.
    I just ordered the parts for the disc brakes and it's a new venture for me as well.
    I totally forgot about the dumpster diving though, what great advice :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Carl Walichnowski

    Carl Walichnowski New Member

    I too would like to convert from coaster to disc brakes. Can you provide any input on the brakes you went with?
     
  8. CrazyDan

    CrazyDan Member

    I'm in the middle of converting my huffy cranbrook to freewheel with a rim brake in the back and a disc in the front. When its finished the only parts left that are huffy will be the frame and chainguard. Starting to think I should have started on a more expensive bike...next build...next build...
     
  9. Speedy G

    Speedy G New Member

    I just bought a kit on ebay that comes with 2 complete sets, one for front and one for rear. I'm not linking them because I haven't even started trying to mount it yet, they were just a 160mm rotor and caliper set, pretty common on Ebay. I won't be using the back one but I saw someone post on how they added a disc to the front of those micargi 60 something spoke wheels which is what I have. Basically they drilled and tapped directly to the hub and just used spacers or washers to get the disc spacing correct. It looked pretty simple but definitely a "measure thrice drill once" type of job. I will share once I do it but my chopper has become a long term project because of me wanting to do a "kick ass" job on it. I've worked on my daily driver much more and have built a few other quickies just to get rid of motors that were just OK, as of right now I haven't found any that run better than the Skyhawk right out of the box. I have not tried Dax Or Bekits. For me the Flying Horse was the worst of all but not sure if I might of got a lemon because I've heard of several people using them. My Flying Horse was sooo off balance I thought it was going to shake my bike to bits.
     
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  10. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

    Yeah I'm hold right now with the brakes I do have the bracket I found on the front forks of a girls bike just gotta find someone to clean the old weld off and weld to rear of mine .. Thinking about ordering the front disk brake kit it comes with a spacer so I don't have to mess with that to much
     
  11. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

    How are you doing this
     
  12. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Are you sure you need it welded on? Are you really sure? This is a very tricky bit of welding. Very thin tubing. Check the recent Huffy Nel Lusso thread!

    If you have the v-brake mounts on an arch brace from a not-really-suspension fork, and your frame has a seatstay brace (perhaps with a hole for attaching a caliper brake or reflector), maybe all you need is two P clips, three nuts n bolts, and a drill.
    The drill being for the arch brace, not your frame.
     
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  13. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

    I have all of above in my tool box or truck just never thought about it like that.. Thank you
     
  14. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    I'm glad you like the idea.
    Thank me with a photo sequence brake build thread! ;)
     
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  15. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

    Do you think a couple screw band hose clamps would work .. I might do a thread on it just wanna have all the parts first .. I'm on eBay now trying to find a cheap brake to test it just confessed if I want v or cantilever (I think that's the correct name )
     
  16. cstot7

    cstot7 New Member

    I had completely put the brake project on pause till I seen that
     
  17. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    A V brake doesn't require a central cable stop. V brake is generally better IMO. Still worth getting a reasonable/ mid range one as cheap is just cheap!
    I suppose Jubilee clips might/would work. P clips would be a lot tidier though, I expect. The arch is only being pulled tightly against the seat stays when you're braking, I don't think it needs a lot of support.
     
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