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Will I cause death using this disc mount?
Poll ended at Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:07 am
Yes, you might. Play safe and put HS33's or v brakes on 71%  71%  [ 10 ]
No, it'll be fine. Go ahead a put a disc on. 29%  29%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:07 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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I stripped down my friends 97 Bomber Z1 forks. They need new seals and bushings, no problems with that. However we were planning to use a disc brake on them but after looking at the IS mounts I can see that they have been chewed up and enlarged on one side (the forks have IS mounts both sides, only one side has been used so its easy to compare them).

They used to be used by a very good downhiller so they probably haven't had an easy life.

Would you get some canti mounts and play safe or do you think it'll be ok to use the disc mounts?

It looks like at some stage a bolt has been sawn off as they is a gouge in the fork leg but as this is at a thick point I am not too worried about that.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:15 am 
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That looks pretty mashed Rob :?
Think i'd be inclined to go for Hs33's.
More in keeping with the retroness too.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:43 am 
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Disc if you don't like the user. Use the canti mounts if you do.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:53 am 
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Look to me like the mount bolts have gradually worked loose and gyrated in there, mashing the alloy in their wake.

Magura or v's i reckon.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Didn't early Zocchis use a 50mm spacing as oppose to 52mm IS std?
You could mount an upside down caliper on the RH leg; a BB7 with an Avid fundangle thingy.
It'd be different...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:10 pm 
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Just found out that the canti boss threads are stripped as well - not the actual bosses themselves but the thread that the bosses screw into (ie the threads in the fork legs themselves).


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:44 pm 
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I have some Bomber legs in gold that I might be selling if that's all you need.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:46 pm 
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Rampage wrote:
I have some Bomber legs in gold that I might be selling if that's all you need.


PM me some details please!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Bin the sliders. Bushings are probably pooched as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:45 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
Didn't early Zocchis use a 50mm spacing as oppose to 52mm IS std?
You could mount an upside down caliper on the RH leg; a BB7 with an Avid fundangle thingy.
It'd be different...


My thoughts exactly 8)


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