Bicycle Mechanics - mechanical disk brake installation
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hi. i am interested in getting mechanical disk brakes and need some help. my bike has the mounts on the fork and frame but not on the hubs. when i buy them i will need to get new hubs too? do i have to get whole new wheeles or can i just get the hubs? is it hard to put the hubs in the wheel and connect the spokes? i can do minor bike repain but dont have a truing stand.also it isnt that hard to put on the disks ,,, is it?
thanks alot ,,
06-27-02, 10:22 AM
Yes, you will need to get new, disc-specific hubs, although you don't necessarily need to get all new rims. If you only do minor bike repair and don't have a truing strand, I would say your best bet would to be to find a shop or a friend who is experienced in building wheels, or who can help you build them. And no, installing the discs, expecially if they are mechanical, shouldn't be too hard. I've heard people who install the Avid's have a pretty easy time of doing it. They say it is explained well in the instructions.
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