anyone tried these disc brakes??

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Bicycle-Disc-Br...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I'm trying to determine if I can switch over to disc brakes on my powered mountain bike as the stock brakes just dont cut it. after 2/3 good braking times, they are pretty much useless until they are re-adjusted.

cant tell if the brake in the auction is a universal type that might fit my bike.

I'm still very green with bikes as I havent been on a bicycle in over 16 years aside from goofing around on the beach with rental bikes.

the mountain bike I've got the engine on is this one:
http://www.superhonda.com/photopost/data/519/medium/DSCN2979.JPG
 
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Can you put disc brakes on the bike shown?, Yes. But would it be cost effective ?, In my opinion No. The bike shown does not have disc brake mounting tabs on either the frame or fork, So they will have to be added. Then you will need to purchase either a new rear wheel that has a disc brake capable hub or purchase a disc capable rear hub and have a wheel builder lace it into your old rim. The costs of these mods if you have to pay people to do them for you will far excede the cost of your bike as it now sits. You would be far better off to fide a new bike with the brakes you want and remount your motor into it than changing what you currently have.

As for the brakes you linked to, They are pretty much standard fair for entry level Disc brakes.

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ok, so what kind of bikes come with disc brakes and whats the price on entry level bikes of these types?? I was wanting to convert over to bicycle with the looks of a chopper but still has multiple speeds as well.

but at the same time if I have to pay a minimum of like $400 for a bike like this I may as well just get a used moped lol.

I just cant see myself going back/forth to the gym on this thing with the brakes wearing as fast as they are...even if I slow down to like 10mph before hitting the brakes there's gonna be times when I gotta hit them quick and I actually want the brakes there versus flying off into a ditch to avoid whatever it is in front of me :rolleyes:
 

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got the seat from walmart for $20.

went by the bike shop and talked with them and picked up another set of cheap pads for now and they are ordering me some nice pads which have three different compound types in them, $20 a set but if they work like I want then they are worth it. depending on how they wear (which is why I went with the triple compound type) I can then pick single compound pads based on which compound wears the least so I'm not spending $$ just simply trying out different pads...

oh yeah, how loose do you set the pads?? like how much space between the pad and the tire rim??
 

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Simple and cheap...
a2z disc brake adapter(ebay round $40)
rear disc wheel...gotta get one
and your disc setup your looking at
or find avids.. super stopping power
hope that helps


Or braketherapy.com....spensive but good systems
 
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Simple and cheap...
a2z disc brake adapter(ebay round $40)
rear disc wheel...gotta get one
and your disc setup your looking at
or find avids.. super stopping power
hope that helps


Or braketherapy.com....spensive but good systems

only bad thing is I have no clue what these parts remotely look like. can you post pic link (maybe ebay hint hint) of the parts?? I know what #3 looks like but no clue what the rear disc wheel looks like?? I thought it was the slotted disc thing in my #3 link??

I think this is the first one:

http://tiny.cc/AWptm (tinyurl link, just click link in there lol)
 

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they are ordering me some nice pads which have three different compound types in them, $20 a set but if they work like I want then they are worth it.

oh yeah, how loose do you set the pads?? like how much space between the pad and the tire rim??

if I was using brake pads -- would for sure -- buy THE BEST I CAN GET

I think soft is better -- could be wrong
soft I would think would stop better but wear out faster

I use at this time disc brakes
been working real well
hope that when they wear down - I can find proper replacement

been wondering about reg brake pads such as you have
will cutting groves in pads help with the stopping ???

regarding adjustment of brakes
as close as we can get them -- without rubbing on wheel

ride that thing Mountainman
 

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most of your braking should be done with the front anyway.

yes - hill climber (front brake - best for stoping)
this is true for the more EXPERIENCED RIDER
but - for those that do not truly understand dangers of front brake ????

at our bicycle shop
we always told newbies to not use the front brake
on any turns
roads while wet

we saw many of our customers come back to our shop
with serious injuries caused by applying front brake to hard
over the handle bars -- ect ect

yes - today I use my front brake maybe 60 to 75 % of the time
but -- not recommended for all..

want them alive when
they Ride That Thing ------------- MM
 
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