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  1. #1
    Clydesdale Newbie
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    Disc brake in non disc rear triangle.

    I have a Schwinn Panther circa 2004 that NEEDS better rear brakes. I have converted it to 9 speed and added v-brakes to the front. It has a pitiful "U" brake on the rear and no other hangers for better brakes. Is there a a way to mount a disc caliper? My Deore freehub is disc compatible. I would consider a roller brake if disc is impossible. I am new here and I did try a search before posting. Thanks in advance.

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    Senior Member
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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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    What's the frame material? A steel frame can have a caliper mounting tab brazed on. There are adapters useable with other frames and here's one source Google found:

    http://www.therapycomponents.com/BRAKETHERAPY.htm

  3. #3
    Clydesdale Newbie
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    Bike is aluminum. I will try to post a picture soon, It looks like a 1950's newsboy bike but has mountain geometry and cable/derailer hangers.

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