Using your shoe as a brake is okay for testing, but the wear gets ridiculous. So, I put a few holes in the front fork to mount a plate and the plate to mount a set of brake calipers on the front wheel.
|The plate mounts right on the front fork, held on by 6 4-40 screws. The plate is 1/4" steel.
Then, parts and assembly, after a particularly nasty ride in the rain back from work.
|Ghetto extra waterproofing with masking tape
|Yes, that is water on the inside on my caps.
|Attaching the brake to the brake plate. Haha what clearance.
|Overexposed for your dark caliper viewing pleasure.
|Can't brush this off. Its melted on.
Well, back to the CAD board. This time, I'll use one of these.
|70 mm rotor band brake