disc brakes

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by gno323, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. gno323

    gno323 New Member

    My bike that I am currently building only has a pedal brake. Can anyone refer me a vendor that sells disc brakes for a cruiser bike.:grin:

  2. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    You need to have forks that accept disc brake calipers and wheels with hubs to accept the disc. I have 2 sets of disc brakes and calipers still in the box because i didn't know that when i bought them.

    Ended up getting a drum brake and having a bike shop make the wheel. They go on most forks (front). Plus I don't know if it's doable to have a rear disc brake on a bike with a rear sprocket attached.
  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    A rear coaster brake is acceptable, IF you have a workable front brake.

    The front brake will end up doing most of the braking anyway, due to the weight shift on your wheels when braking.

    Like Scott, I recently added a front drum brake (Sturmey-Archer X-FDD) to my cruiser, which has the added bonus of a hub dynamo to power lights.