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    Lol? Adding v-brake bosses to disc-only forks?

    I was surfing round the net and I stumbled upon a website where there was talk of these "v-brake mount kits" or whatever, and they said how you could turn a disc-only fork into a v-brake compatible one by drilling 8mm holes in the fork at x cm from... etc. Sounded weird at first, but then when I thought about it, it didn't sound that bad. Comments? I'd be damn happy if it was true, or at least if there was a way to but v-brake bosses/mounts/whatevers on disc only forks.
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    Sounds really dangerous...haha. That poor fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Sounds really dangerous...haha. That poor fork.
    Yeah, it does sound a lot like a ghetto way of doing it.
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    SOunds like a fool fishing for fools, save your cash.

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    Or ...

    You could just install disk brakes like the good lord intended. If you want to adapt anything, get those hub adapters that add flanges for discs.

    Disc brakes are better. And there is no better place to put them then the front.

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    yes i agree willt nwi disc brakes are better!!
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    Wtf ????

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    ya really WTF. i would stop reading at drill. theres no way a drill is goin anywhere near my fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    I was surfing round the net and I stumbled upon a website where there was talk of these "v-brake mount kits" or whatever, and they said how you could turn a disc-only fork into a v-brake compatible one by drilling 8mm holes in the fork at x cm from... etc. Sounded weird at first, but then when I thought about it, it didn't sound that bad. Comments? I'd be damn happy if it was true, or at least if there was a way to but v-brake bosses/mounts/whatevers on disc only forks.
    Some of those "disc-only" forks have the holes for the bosses already they're just lacking the bosses themselves. Personally I'd rather have the discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Some of those "disc-only" forks have the holes for the bosses already they're just lacking the bosses themselves. Personally I'd rather have the discs.
    Didn't know that.

    As for discs, that's pretty darn obvious they're better, it's just that some people can't afford disc brakes and fork at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    Didn't know that.

    As for discs, that's pretty darn obvious they're better, it's just that some people can't afford disc brakes and fork at the same time.
    Brakes first young padawan.

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    I don't see whats wrong, oh wait you mioght get fork oil in your brake pads, then you'd never be able to stop
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    Brakes first young padawan.
    Even before an RST? *gasp*
    I don't see whats wrong, oh wait you mioght get fork oil in your brake pads, then you'd never be able to stop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    Didn't know that.

    As for discs, that's pretty darn obvious they're better, it's just that some people can't afford disc brakes and fork at the same time.
    69 dollars for Avid Mech disc brakes on price point...I think most people can afford that

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    And then they have to afford a disc wheelset if they dont already have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    And then they have to afford a disc wheelset if they dont already have one.
    Yap. Anyway, I was hoping to go for some Juicy 5s or 7s...

    EDIT: By the way, my friend at the LBS reccomended considering the MX Comp ETA 120mm version. Any comments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Chicken
    Yap. Anyway, I was hoping to go for some Juicy 5s or 7s...

    EDIT: By the way, my friend at the LBS reccomended considering the MX Comp ETA 120mm version. Any comments?
    Decent fork. Miles away from what you have now

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