I have a new cyclocross bike which I use every day for commuting. The traffic can sometimes be quite hairy so I was thinking of retro-fitting a mechanical front disc brake (Avid BB 7 road seems to be the way to go). I will leave the back as is.
The fork doesnít have disc drop outs and the hub does not have rotor mounts. So at the very least I need a new fork, and a new hub. I am hoping that the hub can just replace the one I have so I can keep the rim and spokes and just have the wheel rebuilt.
This all should mean I can keep the 105 STI shifters and set up as is as the brakes are mechanical, and I have seen a similar setup on a La-Salas cyclcocross.
Anyone got any tips for this, pitfalls, recommendations for parts, etc, etc. The Avid BB 7 is £45 for calliper and rotor, I donít want to spend much more than £30 - £40 on a hub, and £70 - £90 on a fork.
I will be getting all this fitted at a bike shop so it is done properly.
Any help is much appreciated.