Join Date: May 2008
Location: Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Bikes: 2006 Co-Motion Roadster (Flat Bars, Discs, Carbon Fork), Some 1/2 bikes and a couple of KTM's
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Don't bother with the travel agents and disc brakes. The cost of doing it properly is easily less than the price of bandages if you cut corners.
For a few dollars more, buy the proper BB7 road calipers which will work with your new levers. The road calipers look identical, but have a different cam / actuator mechanism inside. You could buy the swap over parts from SRAM and convert them to BB7r, but why when calipers are priced reasonable.
Also, you will need to / should buy the Avid inline cable adjusters. Yes, you can live without these, it just requires a more precise cable length from the start.
Check this link for more details, go to page 13, look close at items 2, 4 and at the bottom of the list NS (not shown) is the adjuster.
If you do decide to convert what you have, be certain that you are ordering for the proper vintage caliper. Look close and you will see two series are shown, early up to 2007 and current.
Hope it helped a little.
Last edited by PMK; 03-21-12 at 01:15 AM.