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 Post subject: Adding a rear disc brake
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:40 am 
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Anyone got any ideas how I could add a disc brake on the rear of my marin quake 5.0? I would love to have disc brakes front and rear on this.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:09 am 
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not a cheap way but take a nosey at the thread for my Mountaincycle Moho in my sig. :)

i used the brake therapy adapter


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:15 am 
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mountainloz wrote:
not a cheap way but take a nosey at the thread for my Mountaincycle Moho in my sig. :)

i used the brake therapy adapter


Just beat me to it...

http://2btherapy.com/index.php/bikes/br ... ersion-kit

I think other conversion kits are available.

Only thing I'd be worried about is added stress on the rear triangle, but these kits are probably designed to circumvent that.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:19 am 
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only problem i had with mine was i sheared off the brake pivot, mainly due to MountainCycle using M6 fitting as opposed to the usual M8 or M10 and quite soft material too (combined with me thinking i could do 'back hops' while out near some BMX kids ;) )
so i drilled and tapped my frame to M8 and solidly bolted it in place.
on a 'normal' frame, there wouldnt be a problem


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:05 pm 
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Love the mountain cycle!im thinking of knocking one up in my workshop ust to see if it would work got plenty of aluminium plate cobbling around. Dont think i could drill it as the swing arm is box section dont think it would take the stress.
Thanks for pointing me to your thread


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