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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 5:30 pm 
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MiniNinjaRob wrote:
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!!



Just looked and they don't have a disc mount!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:40 pm 
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Those fork legs are not IS disc mounts, they are the old 'Formula Standard' 48mm fitting, the most commonly available (though now obsolete) brake that fits is a Hope C2 number 4 caliper.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:23 pm 
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I bought set of Grimecas to fit mine; ended up using neither! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:45 pm 
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retrocomeback wrote:
Those fork legs are not IS disc mounts, they are the old 'Formula Standard' 48mm fitting, the most commonly available (though now obsolete) brake that fits is a Hope C2 number 4 caliper.


This would explain the old Formula front brake and hub, Rob. Maybe it's worth taking a look at that caliper to see if it's repairable? What do you think?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:55 pm 
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I would be concerned about putting any brake caliper back on to the near side mount (the one that's been stretched) to be honest, to me it looks like the holes have been deliberately elongated to facilitate an IS caliper or similar, and given the rotational forces a working caliper exerts on a fork leg personally I wouldn't risk severe injury for the sake of tracking down some replacement fork legs with IS mounts or simply finding some brake bosses and putting on a rim brake on. It's your call at the end of the day.


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