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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:36 am 
Old School Hero

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So an impulse buy of a Mavic 26" to 700c brake adapter meant I had to do something with it right!

Cue a rather tired '91 Kona Fire Mountain with plenty of non-original parts. After a raid on the spares bin and a few purchases and here's my new commuter.

Kept with P2 forks brought from here with Ahead hs and have gone for some mini-v's in case I want to try it with drop-bars.

Hope it's not too sacrilegious!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:21 am 
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It looks very interesting. How is the braking power with these adapters effected?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:24 am 
Old School Hero

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Braking is fine - the adapter really doesn't effect it as it basically just raises the pivots up so the power is just determined by the caliper and lever combination.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:18 pm 
Old School Hero

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Nice one. I bet that shifts like a stabbed rat!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:09 pm 
Old School Hero
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Relliott6879 wrote:
Nice one. I bet that shifts like a stabbed rat!


It has no gears?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:02 am 
Old School Hero

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Shifts as in moves, is propelled etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:03 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I could do with one of those adapters. Any idea if there are any still around?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:40 pm 
Old School Hero

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Got mine nos on ebay. Think that's your best bet to keep an eye on.


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