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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:29 am 
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You might want to check that the hole for the Specialized disc mount is actually present in your dropout - I can't see it in the picture, but it might be behind the current disc mount. I have a feeling not all versions of the FSR had this hole, but not 100% sure. The location of the holes is visible in this photo as there is a bolt through it:

Image (not my photo!)

My FSR has had one of these adapters on for about 15 years now!

Another alternative is the aftermarket seatstay that BETD used to make. I don't think they still make them, but you could ask. You could try searching for one of these second hand too. BETD might even be able to knock you up a replacement for the specialized original though that's a bit of a long shot!

http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:42 pm 
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Thanks Dave.
My dropout does not have the hole but I'm quite prepared to drill one.
I may be getting my hands on an adapter within the next week.
Cheers,
Kev.


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:12 pm 
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I actually have a spare FSR frame sat doing nothing that has a rear seat stay that has the drilled holes in it...it's the max backbone seat stay....check my FSR build thread in my Sig to see what I mean


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Good luck! Make sure you get the location accurate! :)

Are you aware of the need for a flat-headed bolt on the suspension pivot to provide rotor clearance? I think one came with the adapter originally - you may want to try to get it with the mount if possible!


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:49 pm 
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Hi Dave,
I've already replaced the bolt,I machined the head down on a lathe.
Got about 2mm clearance between the head and the disc now.
To be fair the adapter currently on the bike is working but I had to fit a solid axle as the QR nut was too soft to bite into the dropout and it's a pain removing and replacing the wheel.
Quite pleased to be getting the proper part for the job as it will be rigidly fixed.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:06 am 
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wow!
i love this "resto-mod" kind of work!
great bike!!!


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