Better braking system?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by Minnesota Hyena, Dec 19, 2006.

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  1. I don't like to use rim brakes.
    They are weak.
    Does anyone have better brake system?

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i understand that you can get a worksman 26" front wheel with drum brake for about $100
  3. I need better rear brake...
    because i live in colder climate and it's too dangerous to use front brake all the time.
    i saw a HD rear axle which is from Grubee.
    It uses drum brake. it seems pretty nice but They are not on the market :cry:
  4. apratt

    apratt Guest

    I really like that setup, besides the brakes the sprocket is independent of the spokes.
  5. yup it's advanced product
  6. Anyone with disc brakes on in the rear wheel ?
  7. bird

    bird Guest

    ive seen rear disk breaks hooked up to the drive sproket.
  8. lol... I never heard of that before.
    disc brake on drive side :?:
    where can i see them?

    oh no hooked up to the drive sprocket...
    that sounds nice but how??? any pictures?
  9. etheric

    etheric Guest

    I think he may mean the sprocket is just bolted to the rotor, thus eliminating it as a braking option.
    Tandem hubs sometimes have drum brakes, plus they have got more holes for more spokes....and more strength.
    That product looks nice. But not very many sprocket options (who in the heck would want a 56t?)
    What kind of rim brakes do yo have? Perhaps there are better options, better pads, finer adjustments, ect. to be had?
  10. i have shimano deore rim brake for rear, but i don't like to use rim brake because i have to true the wheel all the time very precisely. if not the brake won't work strong. I'm used to disc brakes and disc brakes works graet even when the wheel is not trued.
  11. Steve

    Steve Guest

    About disc brakes...the front fork on my bike has a bracket for disc brakes, but that is all I have. Do the disc brakes attach to a normal hub, or do you have to change to a disc brake hub? I've looked around on the net but have not found any info on them.
  12. etheric

    etheric Guest

    Steve: You'll have to get a disc brake specific hub or wheel.
  13. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Thanks, that's what I figured. I don't want to spend any more money on this thing at this time. I'm not satisfied with it so far so it may not stay around here. :lol:
  14. any one wanna buy HD rear axle kit over at alibaba?

    it said 26 dollars each unit.

    so it would be $2600 for 100 of them.

    I wonder how much will be the shipping.

    We should get them :)