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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:22 pm 
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as title, a question emerged today that I wasn't sure of.

has anyone ever made a converison kit to make a non-disc hub accept a disc brake?

I know a2z and others made frame conversions but has it been possible with hubs?

I would imagine not because of the stress involved probably being too much for a hub not designed for taking the strain of braking but would love to be proved wrong as it would make one of my projects a lot simpler!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Yes, they do exist but I can't remember who makes them, possibly a Canadian company if memory serves?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:07 pm 
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i have such a thing in the cave :wink: it was made by mr dirt .

i'll get a couple of pictures later for you 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:18 pm 
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It's been patented:

http://www.google.com/patents/US6880897


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:22 pm 
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I knew I'd get there in the end:

http://www.firstprinciples.ca/products.html


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:23 pm 
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ishaw wrote:


yeah ian thats what i've got sitting here 8)

i'm just home from parents evening and i'm just about to have tea so pic's in an hour or so :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:47 pm 
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look interesting... do you fit them to the naked hub then lace through the hub & adaptor ring to fit one or can they be retrofitted to a built wheel?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:52 pm 
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I've used one before, bolts to the eyelet holes on the hub.
would rather buy a proper disc hub imho


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:54 pm 
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From reading up, you fit the adapter to the naked hub, using some of the existing hub spoke holes. You then lace the wheel up using the spoke holes in the adapter, the normal holes on the opposite side.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:17 pm 
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I vaguely remember there being such a thing for Formula brakes BITD.


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