Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the February Giveaway for a Chance to Win 2x METRO Hybrid Bikes


V-brake mount
#1
Hi,

I am a mechanical engineering student in Scotland, and am currently designing and building a land yacht as par of out year 3 project. We are required, for safety reasons, to install brakes. I have chosen v brakes as they can accommodate a wider tyre.

But I am wondering, is it possible to make a brake mount from scratch? We were thinking something along the lines of two metal tubes with bores drilled through, and just using bolts and nuts to loosely tighten the v brake arms on. Can this be done, or are we required to purchase a bike fork with v brake mount?

Sorry for all the questions, but much thanks to anyone who can answer my problem! Smile
  Reply
#2
for best fit and quality just find a frame builder supplier that will suit your needs, they are everywhere and might even donate to your cause for free for dropping their name. never hurts to ask.
Here is a link
http://www.paragonmachineworks.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=0002
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#3
You can purchase these:
http://problemsolversbike.com/products/cantilever_stud/

and mount them however you desire. If I recall correctly, the thread is M10 x 1.25 - but double check.

The female threads on these are the standard M6 x 1.0.

You still need to put holes in a plate for the springs, or come up with an alternate return spring concept.

FYI - I am a Mechanical Design Engineer. You check me out on LinkedIn.
Nigel
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Why do spokes break?
Today 12:10 PM
Staying Active as the Wet, Cold & Darkne...
Today 11:48 AM
How to keep your bicycle safe?
Today 04:50 AM
Slingshot road bike
Today 04:43 AM
Ground breaking design or gimmick ?
Today 04:30 AM
WTB Raddler TCS 40c, small cut - repaira...
Yesterday 09:01 AM
Customize your profile (photo, signature...
02-19-2024 06:24 AM
Official Shimano 105 Crankset Raw Weight...
02-19-2024 01:12 AM
1990 Specialized Rockhopper How to Fluff...
02-18-2024 11:30 AM
E Bike Rental Bled
02-17-2024 02:16 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. GirishH
26 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
19 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
15 posts
no avatar 4. Jesper
14 posts
no avatar 5. Painkiller
12 posts