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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:55 am 
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Hi,

Anyone got any words of wizdom for upgrading a 2001 RM Instinct to disc. The cable guides are too small - only wire width at exit point of guide and I dont really want to cable tie. I am thinking of drilling out the guides to fit but, I wince at the thought of drillin my beloved pal (bike) - it's been in the family since it was born (built)...

Thanks you lovely Canadians but, why would you put disc compatable additional brackets on frame and forks, then forget about cable guides!! Im sure there was a good reason - after all you do make nice bikes... :-)

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

John


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:23 am 
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What about using something like this (the metal bits): http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=28123

I used these on an 2001 (ish) Stumpjumper which had canti and disc mounts.

Would mean no drilling and also no zip ties :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:50 pm 
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Hi Yeah, my bro had one of these and it can be used on the rear stays but, bolt also too big for top-tube guides...

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.

JB


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:27 pm 
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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=9794

try this instead, I use it on my zaska and alpine stars to run the magura hoses


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:35 pm 
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How about these? They have VERY strong adhesive pads on them. I've got some on my Marin. Be careful when you place them as the sticky pads stick quickly and are a b#%*@+d to get off.


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=19014

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:09 pm 
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I just used a very small file, you'll be there a while tho but less chance of damaging your frame


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:10 am 
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Just a thought... You haven't said what type of discs you want to run? I've gone for mechanical discs on a couple of bikes now so I can retain the original cable routes on the frame without havening to run extra guides and only have to use one or two small zip ties then rather than thorugh the whole run.

Good luck :)


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