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    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?

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    I'm guessing the cheaper option won't be the better one.

    But you should prolly ask in the Framebuilders forum.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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