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Old 07-31-11, 03:34 PM   #1
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disk hubs on non-disk bike?

I have old bike and would like to put new wheels on it...Most of the wheel sets seem to be set up for 6 bolt disk. Will they work on my cantilever brake frame?

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If the axle width is correct, there's no reason why they won't. It might actually make sense if you're buying higher end wheels, and plan to replace the frame before killing off the wheels.
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I have old bike and would like to put new wheels on it...Most of the wheel sets seem to be set up for 6 bolt disk. Will they work on my cantilever brake frame?

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Sure... but make sure you get rims that aren't disk-specific. These wheels, for instance, go both ways:
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_10000_202477
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Just make sure the rims have a rim braking surface. Disc-only wheels and rims won't work for your purposes.
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OP: You are getting good advise form the above responses. Just make sure you buy wheels designed for rim brakes AND the correct rear axle spacing AND the right diameter rim. One of my bikes has disk capable hubs along with caliper mounts on the fork and frame but is running v brakes - works just fine.
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