Cyclocross - La Cruz question
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I am considering building up a frame, and the La Cruz is pretty sweet looking steel.
Slathered all over the website is "disc only", and I haven't seen anyone's built up with cantis or centerpull, or whatever non-disc brakes are, but for my own reasons I'd rather build up without discs.
I was in my LBS and I thought I saw the holes drilled in the top of the fork and in the rear where you could mount non-disc brakes, albeit some pretty long reach ones... am I nuts? Is there or is there not mounting for non-disc brakes?
No Canti studs. Disc ONLY. Why not run discs? I test rode a La Cruz when my LBS got them in. Nice ride.
12-31-08, 03:24 PM
There are plenty of steel frames out there with canti posts.
12-31-08, 05:59 PM
you are nuts the holes you are talking about are probably fender mounts.
i figured they were fender mounts... would they be too high for normal brakes then?
01-02-09, 05:49 AM
You need to measure from the hole down to the rim. That's the brake reach (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ra-e.html#reach). If it's less than 75mm or so, you could find a brake that would work. However, since the seatstay bridge probably wasn't designed for braking loads, it might not be strong enough as a mounting structure. I expect the fork would be OK.
01-04-09, 08:21 PM
gosh, i never thought i'd wanted disc brakes until i got a salsa la cruz; now i'll do my best to never ride anything but disc! but yeah, definitely can't mount cantis on it unless you are a super-welder and don't mind killing the gorgeous orange paint.
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