[EMS Discuss] Disc brake
Thu Aug 15 08:43:17 PDT 2013
Discs for bicycle disc brake systems can be cheap, already balanced,
already machined, and perfect for small diy systems.
You can get hydraulic systems(I would avoid do to DOT fluid or mineral oil
being a mess and harmful) and mechanical systems that work really well. You
can find the rotors in lots of different sizes. Ebay you can find either
I don't think making a disc is a smart or safe thing. It would be best to
buy something that works. Brakes are a safety system, if they fail it is
not safe. There is a lot of material science in the material they are using
in disc brakes. Metal heats up and will warp when the pressure of brakes
are applied. If you machine it wrong, it could just seize up, or work tear
it's self apart.
On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> You always ask the most interesting questions. (-:
> Sure. Anything is possible.
> The disc is probably the easiest part of a disk braking system to
> manufacture. It is just a round thing. The caliper, master cylinder, and
> pads are much harder. (Especially the caliper.)
> You can start with a plate of metal, drill a hole in the center, cut it
> round, and drill some other holes for bolts. Then you have to balance it.
> Those are all fairly high precision operations and challenging for a new
> lathe user. But I think it's possible.
> But if you already have caliper, master cylinder, and pads from an
> existing brake system, why not use the existing disc too? Is it a matter
> of mating it to a different axle?
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:45 PM, Connor Weller <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>> I was wondering if anybody knows if it would be possible to mill a disc
>> for a disc brake?
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