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Old 04-29-09, 09:08 AM
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V-Brake to Disk Brake help

I am rebuilding my old (2002) Fisher Sugar +3 for my son to ride this summer. When I rode it I use v-brakes. Now I am putting a set of disk brakes on it in order to use some wheels I have on hand. My question is if there are plugs or caps I should put in the holes left by the v-brake posts on the frame and fork? If so, is there a good reason to use them or is it just for looks? I sent and email to Fisher and have not had a reply back after 7 days. The only local shop that sells Trek/Fisher acts like you are inconveniencing them when you enter their store and I hate burden them with my money.

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Old 04-29-09, 09:23 AM
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The experience I have is the the holes stop "blind" a short distance in, so the only reason I can see is cosmetic, and maybe to save yourself some trouble of having to clean the threads out if you ever decide to transfer back to v-brakes. Last time I bought a fork it came with plastic plugs for the v-brake boss holes, maybe someone who do regular bike assembly would have some that he hasn't gotten around to throwing just yet?

Otherwise use whatever you have available, ear plugs and magic marker comes to mind.
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Old 04-29-09, 09:42 AM
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I recently upgraded to discs on my 05 Trek and removed the V-brake boss mounts leaving a threaded hole. I used these: https://www.petracycles.co.uk/brake-b...ck-p-8419.html or https://www.evanscycles.com/products/...g-m10-ec009763 not sure if you can get them shipped to where you are. I needed bigger ones for the rear V brake boss mounts than the ones from the front fork. M10 for the rear, M8 for front if I remember right? - you need the check that one. They seem to be good quality metal plugs which screw in using an allen key.

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Old 04-29-09, 10:14 AM
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just replace with some bolts.it to keep the treads clean if you want to replace the brakes in the future.
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Old 04-29-09, 12:10 PM
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Put the screws that held the brakes on back in. Done. Grease the threads first.
 

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