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11/28/2017 9:42 PM

Got in the mood to do something new with my bike, slapped on some good ol' front breaks with an Animal illegal linear cable that i used years ago for a back brake setup. I had front brakes on a few bikes before but it has been forever, so i'll need to clean the brake parts up better if it works out good. 990 mounts with u-brakes are way better but oh well, time for some stoppie/trick variations. I have the brake setup right handed cause i always had that setep before, plus its a right hand brake lever, dont mind the dirty carpet i am tearing it out soon anyways. If the brakes fail atleast i know the cable might not ever snap. I have very little play on the brake lever i like it that way, my pads clear my rim nicely when the brake is relaxed,and more underneath my bar so it gets less damage if i bail.





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11/28/2017 10:36 PM

Cool deal! I was considering running a front brake and trying the setup where the cable runs through the steerer but decided against it for no particular reason. I might end up putting one on my street bike eventually.

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11/28/2017 10:45 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

Cool deal! I was considering running a front brake and trying the setup where the cable runs through the steerer but decided against it for no particular reason. I might end up putting one on my street bike eventually.

That was my original intent so i could still spin ky bars around but where the cable came out of the bottom of the fork it put to much of a crease in the cable and it didnt set comftortably. Putting a crimp on the end of the cable if it rides good

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11/29/2017 12:07 AM

Now all you need is some F25's.

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11/29/2017 12:54 AM

Already on it no looking back


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11/29/2017 4:18 AM

I have more than one bike and each is set up different. I have one that is set up with "the works" including front brakes. They are fun. Personally I would go through the stem but it certainly not needed. Enjoy!!

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11/29/2017 4:43 AM

Funny this is coming up (front brakes), as I just posted yesterday that I am installing front brakes on my Shovel (whenever the forks get here). Gonna do the "thru the stem/steerer" setup. Can't wait! Front brakes rule!!!!

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11/29/2017 6:53 AM

thairishguy wrote:

Already on it no looking back


Hot damn I love the Potts' mod.

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11/29/2017 7:38 AM

I recently reinstalled them too, they're not coming off. Bottom Feeder 990 forks with the Odyssey cap that has the big hole through it.



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Mishinn_Control

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11/29/2017 8:09 AM
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Super-Pawl wrote:

I recently reinstalled them too, they're not coming off. Bottom Feeder 990 forks with the Odyssey cap that has the big hole through it.



Wow! It seems like there's a sudden "front brake revolution" going on!

As to your 990 setup, that's what my setup will be. Hoping to have the new fork installed by the weekend.

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11/29/2017 11:32 AM
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I keep a set of mounts on my forks in case I ever wanna ride some fronties

sometimes I'll be in an area with tons of big rolling bumps and noping, and I'll bust out the fronts and start doing nosejams even though footjams are almost as easy

wallride a bus everyday

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11/29/2017 4:36 PM

non liner cables work best for the Pots mod, IMO. Allows you to get that better bend coming out of the fork on the bottom.

Also, you don't need a really tight bend. Sometimes a bit more cable works better.

Now go do some REAL G-turns.

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11/29/2017 11:28 PM

Oh yeah definitely use a tough housing for the front brake. With the bottom feeder forks I use, it has a hole at the back for the cable to exit from, and I have to use that hole when going through the steerer tube due to lack of clearance with tires.





LoL also I never knew there was a name for the mod, I've always seen it done with BMX bikes when a front brake is applied. Ive always seen it with a gyro and it made sense to me it looked as a good way to keep both front and rear brakes while doing barspins and tailwhips.

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11/30/2017 9:20 AM

ya'll need to get on that Dia-Tech Flexie game...

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11/30/2017 11:31 AM

My 13-year-old son told me the other day he wanted front brakes (he was riding my bike, which has them). I laughed and said "no one under 40 uses front brakes." I might have to eat those words!

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11/30/2017 11:53 AM

VitalBrad wrote:

My 13-year-old son told me the other day he wanted front brakes (he was riding my bike, which has them). I laughed and said "no one under 40 uses front brakes." I might have to eat those words!

Ha! Yeah, We are a dying breed. BUT, from this thread, it really sounds like they are making a comeback! Wohoo! If you wait around long enough, you become cool again!

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11/30/2017 2:30 PM

brad is creeping the forums? whaaaat?

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11/30/2017 4:15 PM

pnj wrote:

brad is creeping the forums? whaaaat?

I know... I thought that was odd too! I've only ever talked in the vital forum.

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11/30/2017 4:55 PM

Actually since my rim is heavily painted, the brakes barely work. I have a good old poverty rim i wanna make my front soon anyhow, its chrome. i sanded down the sidewalls on my rim a rad, sanded the marks off of the brake pads "still good" and wiped my rim and brake pads down really well and let it all air dry. Any ideas to make my rim more grabby?

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11/30/2017 5:39 PM

Shredkink9 wrote:

Actually since my rim is heavily painted, the brakes barely work. I have a good old poverty rim i wanna make my front soon anyhow, its chrome. i sanded down the sidewalls on my rim a rad, sanded the marks off of the brake pads "still good" and wiped my rim and brake pads down really well and let it all air dry. Any ideas to make my rim more grabby?

Yeah... Install the chrome rim.

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11/30/2017 7:20 PM
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Shredkink9 wrote:

Actually since my rim is heavily painted, the brakes barely work. I have a good old poverty rim i wanna make my front soon anyhow, its chrome. i sanded down the sidewalls on my rim a rad, sanded the marks off of the brake pads "still good" and wiped my rim and brake pads down really well and let it all air dry. Any ideas to make my rim more grabby?

I used to do the hot glue trick.

You spin your wheel as fast as you can and hold a stick of hot glue and coat the rim. It SUPER sticks.

Only lasts maybe a session but just carry a stick around and re-apply whenever.

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12/1/2017 3:14 AM

I wish i had another set of the suelo brakes.... best front brakes ever!

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12/1/2017 4:53 AM

Little Potts Mod triva. Invented in 1984 by Chris Potts. His brother I believe, Steve Potts invented the locking lever. Anyone who hasn't tried locking levers, do it!!!

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12/1/2017 5:30 AM

Stixxs wrote:

Little Potts Mod triva. Invented in 1984 by Chris Potts. His brother I believe, Steve Potts invented the locking lever. Anyone who hasn't tried locking levers, do it!!!

I played with locking levers a few years ago....so fun haha

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12/1/2017 6:01 AM

Stixxs wrote:

Little Potts Mod triva. Invented in 1984 by Chris Potts. His brother I believe, Steve Potts invented the locking lever. Anyone who hasn't tried locking levers, do it!!!

adamnmexican wrote:

I played with locking levers a few years ago....so fun haha

Yup! I haven't used them in years but I should gets some again.

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12/1/2017 6:03 AM

Shredkink9 wrote:

Got in the mood to do something new with my bike, slapped on some good ol' front breaks with an Animal illegal linear cable that i used years ago for a back brake setup. I had front brakes on a few bikes before but it has been forever, so i'll need to clean the brake parts up better if it works out good. 990 mounts with u-brakes are way better but oh well, time for some stoppie/trick variations. I have the brake setup right handed cause i always had that setep before, plus its a right hand brake lever, dont mind the dirty carpet i am tearing it out soon anyways. If the brakes fail atleast i know the cable might not ever snap. I have very little play on the brake lever i like it that way, my pads clear my rim nicely when the brake is relaxed,and more underneath my bar so it gets less damage if i bail.





Pretty soon you will see Shredkink9 in wikipedia for the guy who reintroduced front brakes to a new generation ha ha

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12/1/2017 9:13 AM

VitalBrad wrote:

My 13-year-old son told me the other day he wanted front brakes (he was riding my bike, which has them). I laughed and said "no one under 40 uses front brakes." I might have to eat those words!

Should've told him "Let's get you set up!"

I am sick and tired of the "cliques" that this sport has recently developed. We should embrace the fact that we all ride a little kids bike, and not worry about the small details. When you take riding in its most basic form, we are all the same.

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12/1/2017 10:41 AM

Side note-I have been considering throwing mine on again...we shall see. No gyro tab holes on my frame currently...so that means either drill it OR no gyro for me.

I am sick and tired of the "cliques" that this sport has recently developed. We should embrace the fact that we all ride a little kids bike, and not worry about the small details. When you take riding in its most basic form, we are all the same.