WTB-Front Wheel/Drum Brake for Whizzer Fork (i found one, thanks)

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by gone_fishin, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i think i'm tired of trying to mod a front brake on my hydraulic whizzer front-end...

    so i'm checking availability and price for a wheel w/drum brake...please PM me if you can help.


  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    if you can find an old moped, they usually have drums, you could lace the hub to your rim
    I know your on a budget, my hub cost me 80$ laced to my rim...it was worth it
    just throwing out ideas dude :)
  3. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    that can be done:shock:
    man i just had three of those old rims that are gone for ever
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    thanks, guys, but i'm not gonna try my hand at that one.

    btw-i've been trying all kinds of searching. can't come up with a specific listing anywhere for a whole wheel, new or (preferably) used. any links/leads would also be appreciated.
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I will keep my good eye out for you !!!
    gonna look for moped and/or whizzer and/or ???
    but...I WILL be looking !
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    any 26" complete front drum wheel...would consider an old schwinn, that might look neat. we can work with the arms/levers no problem, don's a wiz' at fabrication.

    thanks :)
  7. Augie
    I have a brand new WHIZZER rear wheel /W brake drum. Maybe you could somehow
    make it work for the front ?????????
  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    dunno...anyone know if that's doable?

    mikey, thanks, stay tuned :)
  9. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    Rear as Front?

    The short answer is Yes. The areas where you will have to make changes are 1) the spacing/over locknut dimension of the hub. The rear hub is somewher in the range of 126mm - 135mm right now and will need to be reduced to 100mm to fit up front. This should be doable just by removing/adjusting the length of the spacer on the cog side of the hub. 2) the axle diameter on the rear hub is usually larger 10mm on the rear and 9mm on the front. So you may have to enlarge the fork dropout. 3) The brake anchor arm (the part of the brake that attaches to the frame) is shorter on a rear hub and may need to be extended for a front installation.

  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    mikey...PM sent but forgot to ask a question...is the sheave installed? does removing it affect the integrity of the wheel for use as a front?
  11. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    kindly disregard...i have a wheel on the way. thanks to all!! new pics on the horizon :)
  12. scottyo

    scottyo Member

    Hey guys,
    Im looking to add a front brake to my bike and was wondering about getting the correct size wheel.
    I would like to have balloon tires (26" x ~2.3") on my bike. Can I use the Husky wheel with drum brake installed (26" x 2.125").
  13. RusticoRay

    RusticoRay Member

    Workman Cycles makes a nice wheel with a drum brake $99.00 last time I bought one.2.125 and 11gauge spokes. 77A under industrial bike.