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    La Cruz question

    I am considering building up a frame, and the La Cruz is pretty sweet looking steel.

    Slathered all over the website is "disc only", and I haven't seen anyone's built up with cantis or centerpull, or whatever non-disc brakes are, but for my own reasons I'd rather build up without discs.

    I was in my LBS and I thought I saw the holes drilled in the top of the fork and in the rear where you could mount non-disc brakes, albeit some pretty long reach ones... am I nuts? Is there or is there not mounting for non-disc brakes?

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    No Canti studs. Disc ONLY. Why not run discs? I test rode a La Cruz when my LBS got them in. Nice ride.
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    There are plenty of steel frames out there with canti posts.

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    you are nuts the holes you are talking about are probably fender mounts.
    If you are not crashin you are not riding hard enough

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    i figured they were fender mounts... would they be too high for normal brakes then?

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    You need to measure from the hole down to the rim. That's the brake reach. If it's less than 75mm or so, you could find a brake that would work. However, since the seatstay bridge probably wasn't designed for braking loads, it might not be strong enough as a mounting structure. I expect the fork would be OK.

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    gosh, i never thought i'd wanted disc brakes until i got a salsa la cruz; now i'll do my best to never ride anything but disc! but yeah, definitely can't mount cantis on it unless you are a super-welder and don't mind killing the gorgeous orange paint.

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