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disc brakes(5 posts)

disc brakesblownpupil
Aug 14, 2002 4:11 PM
I see that Avid makes a road disc brake. Is there such a thing as a clamp-on disc mount that one can buy to mount the disc brakes to a frame which doesn't have its own disc mounts?
Have only seen them for mountain bikes(nm)BAM
Aug 14, 2002 8:41 PM
Here's a Kelly prototype (ist photo attempt)snuz
Aug 15, 2002 4:38 PM
Might even be available, not sure.
re: disc brakesTWD
Aug 15, 2002 9:39 AM
You might be able to get away with using a hammerhead adapter, which bolts to the canti post and through a rack or fender mount. I'm not sure if the standard version they make would work for a cross bike, since the distance to the canti post would be further than on a mountainbike, but they are a small outfit that could probably custom make one for you.

Check them out at:

http://www.geocities.com/racing_green_uk/HammerHead.html

The other thing to conisder is hubs. I don't know of anybody making 130mm rear disc hubs (assuming your cross bike has 130mm spacing). You'll have to pick a 135mm mountian disc hub that can be re-spaced to 130mm. Probably not a bid deal, but something to consider.

What do you plan on doing for a fork?
re: disc brakesJan Gerrit Klok
Aug 15, 2002 10:23 PM
Steel disc forks are available from different manufacturers! QBP can supply any USA-based LBS. There you'll find also the the Dimension 410mm MTB disc-only fork, could be interesting for riders that want to slacken up their angles a little bit in the process. That fork is sweeeeet, I have it in my mtb now, but it'll even take a 29" tire, which is exactly what I plan to put in it.
If I'm not mistaken, the Cross-version of the Dimension is 400mm. If you want something tuned to your ride, go custom, lots of framebuilders in the USA also do forks, and very nicely so.