Bicycle Mechanics - how to get front disk brakes on an old 3 speed
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09-04-07, 12:00 PM
I am going to build up an old Canadian rebadged Raleigh 3 speed. It will be my first attempt at a build up. Assuming I can get the stuck seatpost and stem loose. What are my options for getting a disk brake on the front? Are there replacement forks available or should I try to braze on the mounts?
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09-04-07, 01:56 PM
Ha! Sorry, couldn't resist. You could use all of the above factors in abundance, or you could just buy a bike with disk brakes.
You could probably get a new fork, but it will be threadless if it has disc mounts. You'd have to get new headset and stem as well. Doesn't seem too worthwhile on an old bike.
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