Hey, I've just purchased a '99 burley samba and need to fit it with disc brakes for the terrain we will ride. I will be either installing a rigid fork with disc tabs or a beefy 80mm suspension fork (if I can find it) as the original has a rigid fork with v-brake posts and I can't add too much front end height. I'd like to use a thru-axle fork as it will provide superior rigidity and I want to get disc compatible hubs anyway. If anyone has any leads on a suitable fork, please let me know.
Also, I could really use some help finding how to fit the frame with a rear disc brake as the frame only has v-brake posts along with the pac-man mount for an old arai drum brake (which is now unavailable). I saw pics of some european disc mods along with a screw-on metal adapter for the arai-threaded hub, however the adapter only addresses the rotor connection to the hub and does not account for the needed frame modification or bracket needed to attach the caliper at the frame. Anyone encountered this that can help?