Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Hydraulic brake for mountain bike type of disc brake

Notices
Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Hydraulic brake for mountain bike type of disc brake

Old 05-18-20, 11:06 AM
  #1  
fruitdealer
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hydraulic brake for mountain bike type of disc brake

I was hoping to use a foot brake pedal (like a car brake pedal) for my newly built low speed electric car. The wheels will be attached with hydraulic mountain bike type of calliper with a 160mm disc brake rotor. I was wonder how can I connect the calliper to the foot pedal since the calliper usually is attached to a hand brake lever rather than foot pedal brakes. Should I also buy a separate master cylinder for this configuration?
fruitdealer is offline  
Old 05-18-20, 12:52 PM
  #2  
dsbrantjr
Senior Member
 
dsbrantjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 7,431

Bikes: '93 Trek 750, '92 Schwinn Crisscross, '93 Mongoose Alta

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1106 Post(s)
Liked 492 Times in 359 Posts
You are heading into hazardous territory. You cannot just mix and match braking components, you will need to understand the relationship between pedal force and braking force, which will depend upon the relationships between the diameters of the master cylinder piston and the slave pistons in the brake caliper.
I do not know how you are steering your car but you might look into using a yoke-type steering arrangement and mount the correct hand-operated bike brake lever(s) on that.
Depending upon the weight of your car bike brakes might be inadequate.
Tread carefully with this for your own and others' safety.
dsbrantjr is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.