Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-12, 07:39 AM   #1
bbmike
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Braze on job

Ever since my hub came with the possibility of installing a brake rotor it's been on my mind to install disc brakes on my bike. Given that my frame does not have the IS mount, which would be cheaper or better - get a mechanical retrofit kit for around $30-50 or have someone braze on IS mount to the frame? How much should I expect to pay for braze on work?
bbmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-12, 08:51 AM   #2
Kimmo
bike whisperer
 
Kimmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Bikes: copy/paste links: http://velospace.org/node/36949 http://velospace.org/node/47746 http://velospace.org/node/47747
Posts: 7,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm guessing the cheaper option won't be the better one.

But you should prolly ask in the Framebuilders forum.
Kimmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-12, 10:10 AM   #3
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,870
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 229 Post(s)
Call around where you will get the job done and get an estimate.

buying a new bike already fitted out with disc brakes will be efficient.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-12, 12:16 PM   #4
FBinNY 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Posts: 29,434
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Yellow Jersey does this kind of work very nicely at reasonable prices. Of course you'll have to figure in shipping and some kind or repainting. I don't know anything about the quality of retrofit kits, but this one seems to be well thought out, and will probably cost much less than braze work would.
__________________
FB
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-12, 04:08 PM   #5
Andrew R Stewart 
Andrew R Stewart
 
Andrew R Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: Stewart S&S coupled sport tourer, Stewart Sunday light, Stewart Commuting, Stewart Touring, Co Motion Tandem, Stewart 3-Spd, Stewart Track, Fuji Finest, Raleigh Pro, Trek Cycle Cross, Mongoose tomac ATB, GT Bravado ATB, JCP Folder
Posts: 6,612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Just because the hub can accept a rotor doesn't mean the frame has the beefiness to accept the forces a dick brake wil induce into it. Do your homework well or a frame issue might be in the future. Andy.
Andrew R Stewart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-12, 08:35 PM   #6
bbmike
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
Just because the hub can accept a rotor doesn't mean the frame has the beefiness to accept the forces a dick brake wil induce into it. Do your homework well or a frame issue might be in the future. Andy.
Good point, sounds like a retrofit kit that attaches to the axle would be better option.
bbmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:23 AM.