Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:51 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:55 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun May 19, 2013 10:04 pm
Posts: 115
Hi, posted in the mtb -97 section before, I'm new to retrobikes and am currently fixing up a 96 hahanna and finishing off my 2003 firemountain. Been on a budget and both bikes were in a right state, the parts I've fitted haven't been top end stuff, but they've improved the bike and cost me very little!

I've taken the clearcoat off of the firemountain and am leaving it raw, I binned off the suntour fork and fitted a marzocchi mz3, not the greatest fork in the world but it was tidy, allows for a disc mount, and cost 22quid. I managed to get hold of a couple of disc compatible rims, one of which was part of a £25 job lot that included the hahanna, quite quickly I've found myself catching the retrobike bug!

Anyhow, I got my hands on some tektro hydraulic brakes with rotors, I've fitted them using an a2z rear adaptor and I'm actually quite happy with them, they're good enough to stop me anyway. My question is is there a brace available similar to that on the brake therapy kits that would fit the a2z and the old brake stud, giving some added strength and preventing the backwards rotation the a2zs suffer with ?

Cheers


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:42 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 4:24 am
Posts: 713
Location: Edinburgh
you might get away with fitting a p clip to top bolt

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_273907

if not you will need to buy a threaded rod and 2 ball joint ends


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:02 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun May 19, 2013 10:04 pm
Posts: 115
Cheers, would the clip fit the biggest Allen key at the top and then to the seat stay?

Looked around could probably source some threaded bar fairly easily and the rose joints are cheaper than t thought!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:33 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun May 19, 2013 10:04 pm
Posts: 115
Any ideas on routing the rear hose through the cable stops? I've filed them out and managed to get the hoses to fit fairly snug in the old stops, but was wondering what others had done for something more secure?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: andyparle, old_coyote_pedaller and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group