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 Post subject: GT XIZANG Brake bosses
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Anyone got some bosses to fit this frame (about '93-'95) it's not working with any of the fairly standard bosses in the local bike shop!!
Help please.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:13 am 
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When I got my xizang it had no brake bosses on it. The problem was that the mounts on the frame took U-brake threads (but in the right place for cantis) The U-brake has a different thread and is a larger diameter, but you can’t get cantilever arms on them because they are thicker and too short.

I ended up getting a set made up at a shop that specialises in bike engineering, it cost me about AU$100 for the set, but it seemed to be my only option (one was slightly bent) but they work fine. If there is such a brake boss that is standard with a U-brake thread and a canti mount I couldn’t find them.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:13 am 
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What happened to yours?

When I got mine the guy I got it off had taken them off also. Don't know why! When I pointed out they wouldn't fit anything else and that I needed them he was kind enough to forward them on to me.

What is it with stock pileing old bosses.


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 Post subject: GT XIZANG Brake bosses
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers
I'll try both of them I reckon, got until next spring to get it up and running.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:03 am 
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LQQK wrote:
When I got my xizang it had no brake bosses on it. The problem was that the mounts on the frame took U-brake threads (but in the right place for cantis) The U-brake has a different thread and is a larger diameter, but you can’t get cantilever arms on them because they are thicker and too short.

I ended up getting a set made up at a shop that specialises in bike engineering, it cost me about AU$100 for the set, but it seemed to be my only option (one was slightly bent) but they work fine. If there is such a brake boss that is standard with a U-brake thread and a canti mount I couldn’t find them.


When I bought my sons Xizang the seller had taken it to Sore Saddle Cyclery and had them add a pair of canti/v-brake bosses so junior has the best of both worlds on his Xizang as you can see in the pic, he's currently running a Ritchey V-brake but the U-brake bosses are just above it empty.

I believe that Quality Bike parts in the US still brings these in. Most any shop should be able to get them from them.


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