Best sources for a front hub brake and wide pedal crank??

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by wildwestrider, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. wildwestrider

    wildwestrider Member

    I need a front hub brake for my Felt 1903 and a much wider pedal crank to clear the Huasheng engine on Staton engine mount plate.

    What is the best source for these....I want a quality (strong) wide pedal crank at a reasonable price and front drum brake that works well and stops the bike quicklyl.

    Brian in Austin

  2. wildwestrider

    wildwestrider Member


    Anyone have any ideas for the wide crank to clear the HS 4 stroke?

  3. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest sells the wide spindles with their kits but I don't know if you can get one separately. Lots of online bike places to get front hubs.
  4. you could also use shorter cranks and peddals.
  5. wildwestrider

    wildwestrider Member

    Where do I find shorter crank arms?
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    if it is a 1 piece...a kiddie bike from goodwill or a yard sale :)
  7. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    You have to ask yourself whether you want to retain the ability to pedal long distances. If so, I would not go with a shorter crank. I have a shorter crank- yes, from a kid's 16" bike (1 piece), but my bike was always designed to be a sort of vintage motorcycle replica where the only pedalling is from a dead stop.

    If you want to use your bike like I use mine, the shorter crank works fine. If the crank is 3 piece, many places sell cranks of a variety of lengths.
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    agreed on the kiddie cranks...
    I had short ones, they made it very difficult to pedal the girls/trailer
    I was only suggesting a source
    if you are proficient with a torch, you can bend you long cranks yourself
    (I had a friend do mine :cool2:)

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  9. bayou_ratt

    bayou_ratt New Member

    Do you need the hub or the whole wheel? I found a Sturmey Archer drum brake on a 2.125 chrome steel wheel with 12 gauge spokes for $79 plus shipping on It comes with everything except for the brake lever according to the description.
  10. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    that is a good price
    I paid that much a few years ago just for the hub !!!
  11. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I couldn't find it on husky, is there an item number?
  12. azbill

    azbill Active Member

  13. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Thanks a bunch. I'm gonna order one as soon as my chief financial officer ok's it. I can't wait!
  14. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    that guy is pretty good with a torch... looks good.