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Old 08-14-05, 01:29 AM   #1
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fitting gyro to a mountain bike????

I was wondering, does a mountain bike frame have to have gyro tabs in order to set up a gyro system on it? If not, how would i go about fitting it????
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Old 08-14-05, 08:24 AM   #2
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I don't know if you could without a welder. You could run the fron brake cable through the top cap and the rear brake cable run really long. This will let you do x-ups etc...
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Old 08-14-05, 08:44 AM   #3
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Don't some of those BMX/MTB combination frames have that capability? I remember seeing that.

Also, if you have a singlespeed without a rear brake you can run the front brake cable through the steerer tube for the same effect.
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Yes there are a couple. Maybe 2...I can't remember the name thats for sure.
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You don't need tabs welded to the frame. You can use a plate that fits between the headset cup and the frame instead. Most gyros include this plate when you buy them.
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Yes there are a couple. Maybe 2...I can't remember the name thats for sure.
The Specialized p1 chromo has one.
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ok nice one, im running a rear disc brake on my singlespeed bike and the long cable is just annoying me now! So is it complicated to fit it d_D u seem to know your stuff.......
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I believe the Kona Cowan has Gyro tabs.
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ok nice one, im running a rear disc brake on my singlespeed bike and the long cable is just annoying me now! So is it complicated to fit it d_D u seem to know your stuff.......
I never liked the plates. Found the braking to inconsistent for my tastes. But no it isn't difficult to install.

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Yes sir it does.
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Query

Does gyro usually installed on bmx fits for MTB?
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Does gyro usually installed on bmx fits for MTB?
Not any more.
MTB is moving into tapered steerers, which I haven't seen on BMXes yet.

But an older, more basic frame for a straight steerer, it should fit.
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My buddy has an old norco one. Its a dj but its got gyro tabs
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