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My new bike, ready to hit the trails...!!

bvibert

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Kelly McGarry is a dude. His brakes over heated and failed half way down the stairs.
 

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Nope, that's not a problem if you take them off.

I'm not taking them off. I'm moving the front disc brake so I have two in the rear. Do you know anything about that? I'm getting ready to drill holes in the frame and the hub to fit the disc and brake. I also need a longer cable to reach around to it.
 

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You'll get better stopping power if you put both brakes on the front.
 

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So, I finally got by dual rear brake setup up and running and it works awesome! Had to drill holes in the hub and rig up an adapter. Many trips to the hardware store. Anyway, I was thinking again about getting some mag wheels, but they would have work with both a "disc" brake and a "vee" brake. I'd like to get my bike to look like this one if at all possible:

 

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If you want more stopping power, just get an adapter and put a bigger disk in the front. Adding to the rear won't do anything for you. You'll just skid a lot. You won't go over the bars if you keep behind the saddle when you descend.
 

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If you want more stopping power, just get an adapter and put a bigger disk in the front. Adding to the rear won't do anything for you. You'll just skid a lot. You won't go over the bars if you keep behind the saddle when you descend.

When I grab both brakes now, the rear brake locks up in an instant and I stop very safely and quickly. Of course, I don't go with huge skidmarks all over the place. Its pretty unlikely you could stop as quickly with a front brake, you'd go over the bars.
 

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That Hummer is a sweet ride! I just decked out my Surrey with some custom mag wheels. Tapped me out for now, but when I save up some more money, I'm going to add knobby tires and a few more gears to hit up some trails.

surrey.jpg
 

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Hey you guys must play radball right? You think I can get into it with my NEXT? Anything involving bikes and being rad, I can get into.

[video=youtube;VRgFG90fmHI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=309&v=VRgFG90fmHI[/video]
 
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No hand breaks and bikes that go in reverse when you pedal backwards? You would mop the floor with those guys on your NEXT!
 

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Wow, over 30,000 views! Thanks to everyone who made this thread possible and helped me get into biking!
 

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