Disc Brake wanters

"Here is a neat little idea on going from drums to discs": http://galerie.competition50cc.info/displayimage.php?album=156&pos=2

Don't know if you've seen it before, check it out

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Neat- I thought you were going to show the discs that bolted on to rear wheels, in place of the sprockets, so the rear wheel could be used as a front.

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lee's anus is leefungchowOG /

thats exactly what it looks like!

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zach, better engrish please, what is exactly like what it looks like? that looks nothing like a rear wheel used as a front wheel, WTF! did you clicky clicky on the buttons at the top? to go back and forth thru the pics, its fairly self explanatory

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Raymond Rexroad /

Good idea - but where did they get the parts? Some look hard to make.

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I think the ones in the link are pretty cool- a base plate, 2 wedges and tightening the disk down pulls everything tight. No hole where the drum plate was either. Really cool for a wheel that has a trashed and worn out drum.

So, who here has access to a CNC?

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Ah , took a while but I get it . It's an expanding disk rotor mount that fits inside the drum brake and grips the inside of the drum via the expanded knurled band expanded by the (4) bolts that mount the disk rotor and the round wedge- very clever .

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Really no CNC required just a lathe and a mill should take care of it. I have those items and have the disc break components and have been looking at doing this for awhile just need to sit down and spend the time on it.

-naz

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meant to change that name from my S.O... eh oh well.

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So someone could make a good kit to throw disc brakes on a drum wheel, but what about mounting the caliper on the forks? Still probably going to take some welding.

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what if one has an extra set of forks laying in his basement from a dirtbike with front disc brakes

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You do not need to mount the caliper to the fork actually, there are other means to mount the caliper. It would be pretty easy to make it all bolt onto a bike.

-naz

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Rear disk caliper mounts sometimes just mount to the axle. Keep that from spinning by using the tab that's already on the fork for the drum.

cheap calipers form wrecked/broken Chinese bikes, ATV's and Stooturds?

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soon children, soon

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if you put the mount for a caliper on the front of the wheel technically the direction of disk movement will pull the caliper downward, so welding won't be neccesarily be needed, as long as you make a good mount that clamps to the fork. as long as it stays on the fork you're fine, since you really only work with forces in one direction.

does that make sense?

actually, you'd probably need to weld to make the clamp, but not weld it to the fork. you might even be able to do that really easy.

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lee's anus is leefungchowOG /

let me try again.

dude said, Neat- I thought you were going to show the discs that bolted on to rear wheels, in place of the sprockets, so the rear wheel could be used as a front.

i said,

thats exactly what it looks like, a disc that can bolt onto a rear wheal sprocket bolt pattern and then use it on the front.

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