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Brake choices for a track frame....(5 posts)

Brake choices for a track frame....kiwisimon
Nov 13, 2003 2:35 PM
My 3 rensho is getting ready to be repainted but I was thinking rather than having a hole drilled in a nice cast fork crown, why not a front disk brake? Getting some mounts brazed on to my original fork so I could run with an avid road disk brake up front. Has anyone out there tried this procedure yet? Whats the word on road disks brakes? I have a lot of hills around here and most of those hills are on my intended commute path. I ride a cyclocross at the mo' but am looking for a more soulful ride , but I wanna be safe as well hence the brake issue.
Appreciate any thoughts on the matter
simon in japan
can 'o worms in my opiniondesmo
Nov 13, 2003 5:42 PM
it's pretty straight foward to drill a hole and mount an old style nutted brake to a track fork. at worse you may have to grind the slots a bit to raise the pads up high enough to sit on the rim. unless you really like tinkering and love the idea of a disc I see no benefit in performance. I have an older Suntour Superbe with a modern Record lever on my Cinelli track frame and it's a fine speed modulator for the hilly area I live in. BTW The modern levers make a lot of difference in performance.
can 'o worms in my opinion.....THANKSkiwisimon
Nov 14, 2003 5:45 AM
Thanks you guys just confirmed my left brain side. As much as I like the idea of disc brakes I'll save it for another bike. I'll go the basic no frills way of stopping
cheers and thanks
I'll post pics in the new year probably Early March if I can get the wife to sacrafice some kids clothing for and chainline.
re: Brake choices for a track frame....Grizfan
Nov 13, 2003 6:46 PM
Simon, dont trash the original 3 Rensho fork by putting braze-ons on it. Would like to see pics when done...thanks
re: Brake choices for a track frame....Trevo
Nov 15, 2003 10:14 AM
I've seen a disc on the front of a track bike. This Independent Fabrications custom track fork, is a right side track fork blade and the left is a larger diameter cyclecross size. IF you brazed on a disc tab to a regular fork the braking force would probably break it.