Now it’s finally done. Ever since building up the frameset that I received as a present from my friends at RFG I was planning to put a brake on it. Some might find it cruel but I don’t care…
Because I use the bike for tricks, commuting, polo and a bit of downhill through the woods, getting a brake was the only option. But while the fork is really high there was no possibility to put a normal C-Brake on it. I also thought about a V- or U-Brake, but I was still not sure. When I was introduced to Thomas from svevo bikes, I found out that they can also do retrofits or almost any kind of modification you ask for. So he brazed a special IS2000 Disc socket on my fork. While there were no real changes made to the fork I could at any time ask him to heat it up again and take off the socket when I wouldn’t like it anymore.
The socket before repainting it
So I had to build up a new wheel with a disc hub, but I had to build a new one anyway because I wanted to get rid of the 26″ in the front. So this is the complete set-up:
I think it looks really clean and the brake works really nice.
These are the components I used:
– Custom IS 2000 braze-on socket (svevo bikes)
– Avid Ball Bearing 5 mechanical disc brake with 160mm Roundagon rotor
– Surly Disc-Hub
– Cialis sans ordonnance
– CN-17 Headsetcap with a hollow screw
– Odyssey Monolever