New build, Felt Cortez, NuVinci hub, Need HELP!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by tom-fishing, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. tom-fishing

    tom-fishing Member

    After reading everything and looking at all the great bikes on here I just have to get my hands dirty. This will be my first build in 45 years,that one had a David-Bradley tractor clutch with a belt drive. That thing would fly hooked to a 1-1/2 B&S engine. The only problem was stopping it, so this time I thought it would be a good place to start.
    I have a NuVinci hub so I'm disc ready there. Has anyone else done this? If so what caliper mount bracket did you use? Have to admit I know nothing about disc brakes. Any help will be welcome.:bowdown::bowdown:

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  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    Welcome to the club, man!

    Your bike is single-speed w/coaster brake and narrow rear dropout.

    Before we go any further, how wide is the NV hub? Did you try fitting it into the frame?
  3. tom-fishing

    tom-fishing Member

    Thanks 5-7, Ahh the learning curve! Actually had found out that the hub doesn't fit in my frame just before reading your reply. My view is that nothing is damaged and I still have a beautiful bike and hub. Guess I'll be riding my 2 stroke for awhile longer. Delayed but not stopped.

    Now where did I see those frames in the junk? got some measuring to do.:grin5:
  4. tom-fishing

    tom-fishing Member

    Thought I'd do a update on this build. I've ordered a EZ Qmatic kit, 26" springer, Sturmey-Archer 90mm drum brake, some nice heavy fenders, and a Pirate hub adapter. I'll post some more after the parts get here with photos. Feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.
  5. tom-fishing

    tom-fishing Member

    Update with photos.

    Well finally got around to posting some updated photos of my build. I've ordered a set of Alex DM32 rims to lace up the brake drum for the front. Will post more photos after the fenders and new wheels are installed.
    Thanks for looking.

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