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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:04 pm 
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Took my bike into the LBS yesterday to have a new front wheel, disc rotor and caliper fitted. LBS phoned me up today to say "No can do"; they couldn't find any caliper or adapter that would fit the mounting lugs on the Bombers.

I did a bit of research online and discovered that in the mid 90s, Marzocchi had adopted the "standard" mount of a company called Formula with a 48mm distance between the mounting holes. Everyone else adopted a standard of 51mm... :roll:

There's a thread here where the OPer has the same problem as me, but someone comes to his rescue with an adapter. There's also pictures of the adapter in place, permitting a disc caliper to be mounted onto a pair of Bomber Z2s.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=368657

Anybody know where I might get such an adapter? :? If not, I guess I'll stick with V-brakes...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:24 pm 
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I've found adapters that convert the disc mounts on Marzocchi QR20 forks to IS mounts...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Disc-Brake-Adapte ... 0488984642

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=2026

Could these be any use to me??? :?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:27 pm 
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Have a look on http://store.formula-brake.com/spare_parts, may have an adapter there, depending on what yer calliper is.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Thanks Lysander, I've looked thru but I can't see any kind of mounting adapters at all...

But thanks all the same! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Think they are really hard to find mate. I did send a user on here the dimensions as he was going to try knocking some up himself and for others, i'll pass on his details to you and you can chase him up see how he is getting on, might be worth a try?


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i had some that a previous owner had drilled out to accept is mount. is that an option?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:14 pm 
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they wont be IS mounts, thats for definite, back then there were a few competing standards.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:11 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Think they are really hard to find mate. I did send a user on here the dimensions as he was going to try knocking some up himself and for others, i'll pass on his details to you and you can chase him up see how he is getting on, might be worth a try?

Cheers for the PM, I'll try to find out what I can. Thanks again! :)

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i had some that a previous owner had drilled out to accept is mount. is that an option?

You mean that someone had drilled out the Bombers?

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they wont be IS mounts, thats for definite, back then there were a few competing standards.

No, you're quite right. The guy in my LBS thinks that my only option is to buy some new forks.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:26 am 
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i'm sure a few members on here have made mounts for bombers, try PM'ing mikee or big.eck. I know eck's made his own mounts :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:58 am 
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JohnH wrote:
The guy in my LBS thinks that my only option is to buy some new forks.


If you take that route, please sell me your Z2's!


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