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andyy



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject: disc brakes???????? Reply with quote

hi im looking to upgrade from my v brakes to disc brakes.

it doesnt look like there is a mounting point on my RST 260 front suspension forks. can disc brakes be fitted?



all help is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!![/url]


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andyy



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

please!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm a no you can get them for the rear of the frame, but not sure about the forks

but tbh if the forks arnt ment to be used with discs then they may not be able to cope with extra strain etc, not sure tbh
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr-marty-martin wrote:
erm a no you can get them for the rear of the frame, but not sure about the forks

but tbh if the forks arnt ment to be used with discs then they may not be able to cope with extra strain etc, not sure tbh


Correct marty Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - no mounting holes = no discs at front. Have a look at forks for sale as you can pick u a new-ish pair for a few hundred quid....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




can i mount disc brakes to my frame? see image!!

thanks for everyones help!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andyy wrote:



can i mount disc brakes to my frame? see image!!

thanks for everyones help!!


No.......they are for rear mud guards and a rack etc not for brake calipers

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wonderin is that a rad frame, just that it looks like small gearing

yeh k88muds rite, not for disc brakes, although you can get a disc mount, cant remember where from but i no mtb-porn-king gave the site to me so he may be able to help with this

although you do run the risk of weaking the frame, and puttting strain where strain was never ment to be intended, so i would just get some realy good v's tbh

or not sure what you think about magura hydraulic rim brakes, pritty good imo Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh well looks like just new wheels for me then!!


or maybe a new bike...................

thanks for everyones help

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andyy, looking at the picture I'd be interested to know what the bike is Question

It certainly doesn't look (from that picture) as if it would be compatible with disk brakes, and as said earlier the "eyes" on the frame are for mudgaurds or a rack.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a K3 Concept bike nothing special 7005 frame

think i paid about 450 a good few years ago, XT group set on it plus some rst's
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no big deal heres my k3 with a disc on the rear just depends on how much work you want to do


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so how much work? and how much did it cost ya? ta!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grahamdelooze...that's a work of art! Very impressed!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you think so thanks. so you'll love the front end then.
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