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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:02 am 
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Not really a retro bike but i need some help :?

My modern ride has disc brakes, i was thinking is it possible to fit v brakes to the rear of this frame but it does not have the bosses fitted.

As there any way round this - apologies if this is a silly question :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:16 am 
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Not without some welding!
Why would you want to?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:23 am 
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Rampage wrote:
Not without some welding!
Why would you want to?


I thought not, thanks !

The discs are problematic and expensive and i cant afford any more repairs, and i wanted v brakes as they are simpler. I did consider selling the whole bike complete but would not get much for it so i thought i would stick with the frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:25 am 
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Are they Elixirs? If so, they are a right pain to bleed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:32 am 
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The front is the stock giant mph the rear is an Avid elixer 3, i have enjoyed the bike but the brakes are a right pain :(

Thats why i was considering fitting v's, but ill have to souce an earlier frame :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:35 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:37 am 
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xerxes wrote:
Do you blow bubbles when you fart?


Thats quite a personal question :D

But i assume you mean my choice of water bottle, i had just been down the shops as i had run out of washing up liquid :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:40 am 
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:D

Back on topic, what about replacing the hydraulic brakes with cable operated disc brakes?

I don't know whether this would be better or not, anyone have any experience with cable operated disc brakes?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:14 am 
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xerxes wrote:
:D

Back on topic, what about replacing the hydraulic brakes with cable operated disc brakes?

I don't know whether this would be better or not, anyone have any experience with cable operated disc brakes?

I have ridden some cable disc brakes on a Giant Yukon FX3, very good brakes think they are Hayes, think I've still got them in the Man Cave.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:56 am 
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Jussa wrote:
xerxes wrote:
:D

Back on topic, what about replacing the hydraulic brakes with cable operated disc brakes?

I don't know whether this would be better or not, anyone have any experience with cable operated disc brakes?

I have ridden some cable disc brakes on a Giant Yukon FX3, very good brakes think they are Hayes, think I've still got them in the Man Cave.

:)


Cheers, ill have a little websearch and see what the fittings, levers etc are like :D


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