Disk brakes on italian mags??? I has them!

So after tearing up SF a while ago I determined that it is much easier to make our bikes go fast than it is to slow down.... Even with fresh shoes and accurate adjusting our brakes where never designed for 55+ mph. Unfortunately there isn't much for bolt on disk brake solutions, especially for italian bikes, so I started researching.

Well Tomos has them, sturdy forks, disk brakes, yada yada. I locate one, pillage it but there is one thing, Tomos uses a 17 in the front and a 16 in the rear , and on top of that they are spokes. Im not a real fan of spokes, at least not on the baretta, plus the rear wheel would have required some major modification to work... I want my mags, period. Well in steps the ultra top secret Tom Cruiser Skunkworks with a perfect solution! Put a disk brake on the mags! Easy right? Well, I designed a disk, bolted it on, spaced the caliper and viola! Instant mag disk brakes! Of course I converted to sealed bearings for security purposes. Im waiting on my rear wheel to arrive from a friendly MA member, also need to shorten the hydraulic line, and then I will be ready to go. I have disk designed for italian mags and tomos mags, and Im also researching a means to attach to factory forks, dual piston calipers, and other wheel designs. Yay!

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What are those clip-ons from?

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that's bad ass!

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Wowzers!!! If you could please post up or e-mail me some more info on this it would be greatly appreciated. I got a Italian bike project that needs some brakes! Oh, i sent you the cash for that V1 crank.

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The clip ons are Tarozzi's, I got them with the 40mm rise/drop so I could get them where I wanted.

***Special note - You gotta have an extra rear wheel to pull this off...

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nice. i'm working on a disk setup now too

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so you goin to add a page to the wiki on how its done?

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I guess I could.... Let me finish things up and put a few miles on it.

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Pit bike rotors have the same 4 bolt pattern as the rear sprocket on most italian bikes. hence the extra rear wheel.

the rotors are all over ebay, for cheaps.

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Well, all of the pit bike rotors are smaller diameter, like less than 7", bolt pattern is off, too thin, and the center hole is too small. I've looked a lot, measured, looked...sigh. Brakes are important... I like a 9" disk that is .125 thick and is made of the same material as the local score truck racers use (A-56 steel, now called A-92) and bolts right up to a wheel without drilling, dremeling or other shiesty things.... again, YAY!

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