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Originally Posted by Corcis
*cough* newbie question: How do you retrofit a 1000 with a discbrake? I know it would be darn nice, quite handy in the rain (I live in northern Washington) and I was thinking about going on some short tours this summer on my 1000. I just don't see the mounts on the bike for a disc brake. Custom fork?
I guess one could
braze on rear mounts, but even then, does a Trek 1000 have enough clearance for a disk brake? Up front a new fork would do the trick.
To the OP, the trailer will bear most of the weight, but considering that a Trek 1000 is an entry level bike with lower-end wheels and components, I'd probably replace both wheels with something a little more reliable before doing any long-distance touring.
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