home made disc brake??

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chainstretcher

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a few years ago i rode this c-dale delta v 700 with no rear disc but the only wheels i had were these grimeca tri spokes which were disc only!

a few strong steel pieces bolted to the oem holes a few spacers and the clamp from a handlebar cross-bar and voiwala.

it was only supposed to be till i got wheels but this was so strong, i used to bounce around on the back wheel, hard braking beating the brake with no probs for 2 years, hell the rotor never even rubbed!

havent rode it in a long time, theres even a bolt missing now too but this worked very well!

thought you guyz might get a kick out of this!

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RNG1

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Funny I tried this at the beginning of last season with my Rocky Mountain and sort of got it to work but it got so frustrating and I spent so much time monkeying with it that I gave up. Yours looks better than mine though.
 
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chainstretcher

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yea i got lucky, if it didnt already have the holes in the drop-outs i would have never tried it, but the holes are what made made think of it!
 
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chainstretcher

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pretty cool, damn you love the kinda wheels :D

thanks, yea i like unique wheels but these were so flexy being magnesium i hated them but had to deal with them til i found the rev-x's i wanted.
 
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chainstretcher

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thats awesome. do you have any pics a little further back so i can see the whole bike?

the only pic of the c-dale i have it dont have the grimecas, it was in "light" mode, haha v-brakes and cc rev-x's, she was a good bike for a long time!

who remembers the cook bros cranks??
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don

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Remembers Cook Bros cranks? I still have a pair on one of my bikes. Do you rememeber the Cook stem that looked like a crank arm?
 
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chainstretcher

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Remembers Cook Bros cranks? I still have a pair on one of my bikes. Do you rememeber the Cook stem that looked like a crank arm?

wow, i dont remember the stem, i bet that was cool look'n, the one thing i do remember are the qr's i had that looked like the cranks, cant figure out what ever happened to them either... damn!

cook bros racing made some nice stuff!
 

don

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wow, i dont remember the stem, i bet that was cool look'n, the one thing i do remember are the qr's i had that looked like the cranks, cant figure out what ever happened to them either... damn!

cook bros racing made some nice stuff!

Totally agree. CBR made really nice stuff. They had some really nice looking BMX/Beach cruiser stuff going on in the late 70's/early 80's:

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/cooks_brothers/9289
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=379208

The stem was pretty cool looking especially for that 135mm stem size time frame: http://www.bikepro.com/arch_products/stems/a-cook.html

I remember those QR's. That would be another nice item to have on a bike. Hope they turn up for you someplace.
 

lou_b_83

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I did a bike with home made bracket. Not as nice as yours but it worked.
 

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chainstretcher

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Totally agree. CBR made really nice stuff. They had some really nice looking BMX/Beach cruiser stuff going on in the late 70's/early 80's:

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/cooks_brothers/9289
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=379208

The stem was pretty cool looking especially for that 135mm stem size time frame: http://www.bikepro.com/arch_products/stems/a-cook.html

I remember those QR's. That would be another nice item to have on a bike. Hope they turn up for you someplace.

wow, thats a blast from the past!!... nice find, thank you sir!!

I did a bike with home made bracket. Not as nice as yours but it worked.

that looks pro, nice work!
 
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