After many many seasons of racing my 97 hei hei with orig 96/97 m952 xtr 2 things have become very apparent, (1) my bike needs to be a whole lot lighter and (2) I cant replace the parts that have come to the end of their working life (but given that most of it was bough 16 years ago I cant compalin!)
However the rear disc brake, or rather lack of fixings for it, is becoming a problem.
After all these years has anyone come up with a secure, light, safe answer to putting a modern (ie 2014 XTR) disc brake on a retro frame. My concerns being the chainstay not being strong enough to cope and not being able to release the back wheel without a lot of faffing when I puncture in a race.
Comments / suggestions welcome please....
Oh and on an aside anyone who says retro bikes dont cut it with the modern stuff - this bike (with original 96 crossmax wheels) came second overall in the vets category at this whipstakes races in kent (against the usual aray of 29ers and 650b) -