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I am just getting started on this build. I ordered the steel based on what was in the plans. The brake supports for the front wheels was written as 3/4 inch steel tube. Well what is in the picture is something else. Anyone know what size square tube is actually used?
 
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I am just getting started on this build. I ordered the steel based on what was in the plans. The brake supports for the front wheels was written as 3/4 inch steel tube. Well what is in the picture is something else. Anyone know what size square tube is actually used?
Its Brakes, so I'd go with 3/4" square @ 16g or, adapt the plans (many do) to make it disc-brakes (looks a lot less clunky IMHO).
 
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Yeah I would like to do disc brakes. I have been trying to find 20 inch front wheels with disc brakes. I am having a hard time finding them. Any suggestions?
 
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Yeah I would like to do disc brakes. I have been trying to find 20 inch front wheels with disc brakes. I am having a hard time finding them. Any suggestions?
I bought new DMR hubs and made my own kingpins etc. from standard bike headsets and 20mm tubing with some M16 bolts through. Lots of variations.
 
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Yeah I would like to do disc brakes. I have been trying to find 20 inch front wheels with disc brakes. I am having a hard time finding them. Any suggestions?
They're like unicorns. You can find 3/8 axle ones with discs but they will bend. You need to make your own or do the bodge I did and get 14mm axled ones with a thread for a disc brake adapter and tall hub flanges. The right hand wheel will be fine but the left wheel will want to unscrew the adapter so I epoxied it in place and also drilled through the hub to bolt it. Absolutely not a proper job but it worked even under the harshest braking. I accept no liability if your epoxy isn't as good as the pound store stuff I used.

 

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I have used DMR Hubs , some 15mm hubs with top hat spacers and 12mm bolts as well as modified quando mtb disc hubs with 14mm bmx axles . All useable systems but all require the wheels to be built up.
 
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There is always a way around the problem. The trick is to persevere until you find it. These worked well with a 5/8" bolt as an axle. Next time I wouls use a smaller diameter tube so that the disc rotor adapter bolts directly to the inner spoke flange. Makes construction easier as well.
 
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Thanks for the responses. So the DMR hubs require build up. Yeah and the left right issue will be a problem. I will certainly figure something out because I think it would be a much better braking system. Thanks again!!!
 
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you can make your own adapters but lots of drilling. Somewhere here I had photos of my DIY adapters.
Will locate
 
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hope you can decipher what I did.
basically sandwich the spokes between two washers that were drilled and taped for 5mm bolts
have photo but need to post on photo website
 
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Interesting solution. I am guessing there is some tension on the spokes. How well does it work? How many miles do you have on the brake setup. It looks like it could work well.
 
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