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Old 08-14-04, 02:06 PM
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Fame - Rear Disc Brakes.

Howzit Guys,

I have a SilverFox MTB fram, the fron't forks and wheel can take a disc brake, so that's coming next week, however the rear of the frame can't, there's no holes for it, just the mud gaurd holes there. Is there anyway i can use rear disc brakes on this frame adaptor or anything?

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Old 08-14-04, 03:16 PM
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Anyone please..
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Old 08-14-04, 03:40 PM
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There used to be a gizmo that bolted onto the left dropout and extended up to the left canty mount on the seat stay. I haven't seen one in a while and I don't remember what it was called. I shudder to think what might be involved in making something like that align adequately to make a disc brake system work satisfactorily.
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Old 08-14-04, 04:29 PM
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Alright then thanks, i'll leave it then, front disc brake it is.
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Old 08-14-04, 05:54 PM
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Woodman makes (or made) a disc adaptor. I think you also have to use their hub, the carrier rides on the axle much like on a motorcycle. My single speed has a similar set up.
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Old 08-14-04, 05:58 PM
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Anywere i can get them from mate?
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I'm going thru the same challenge and found a $40 adaptor at https://www.discbrakeadapters.com/.
I do not know how good it is, but looks pretty straight foreward.
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Old 07-08-05, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by RuiCoelho
I'm going thru the same challenge and found a $40 adaptor at https://www.discbrakeadapters.com/.
I do not know how good it is, but looks pretty straight foreward.
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Great; next time someone searches for this, the thread will have a solution with a link
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Good point funtai, and welcome
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Since the front wheel is where 90+ % of the braking is happening anyway, the front is where the disc needs to be. The rear is there just to make you feel good - it doesn't normally do much. I plan to convert my road bike soon to a "front disc brake only" mode and ride completely without a rear brake. If this experiment is successful, it'll become permenant. In any case, don't fuss too much about having no rear disc. It isn't that important.
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Originally Posted by FarHorizon
Since the front wheel is where 90+ % of the braking is happening anyway, the front is where the disc needs to be. The rear is there just to make you feel good - it doesn't normally do much. I plan to convert my road bike soon to a "front disc brake only" mode and ride completely without a rear brake. If this experiment is successful, it'll become permenant. In any case, don't fuss too much about having no rear disc. It isn't that important.
I'd agree about the braking distribution thing if we were talking about a road bike, but most disk brakes are fitted to MTBs. Rear brakes serve a definite purpose off-road.
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Originally Posted by juicemouse
I'd agree about the braking distribution thing if we were talking about a road bike, but most disk brakes are fitted to MTBs. Rear brakes serve a definite purpose off-road.
Thanks - I didn't know since I've never ridden MTB. Appreciate the info. Are the rear brakes for stability control (inline tracking) only, or do they serve a velocity reduction purpose?
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Originally Posted by FarHorizon
Thanks - I didn't know since I've never ridden MTB. Appreciate the info. Are the rear brakes for stability control (inline tracking) only, or do they serve a velocity reduction purpose?
It's a good idea to use your rear brake when the ground is loose or slippery because it's practically impossible to recover from a front wheel slide. The rear brake still isn't as powerful as the front would be so you end up skidding a bunch. Once you get used to how it feels though, you learn to control it and use the skidding to your advantage.
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Originally Posted by funtai
Great; next time someone searches for this, the thread will have a solution with a link
Gee like the other forty threads that mention disc adapters DON'T have the link?
Nice try but no dice.

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Originally Posted by juicemouse
It's a good idea to use your rear brake when the ground is loose or slippery because it's practically impossible to recover from a front wheel slide. The rear brake still isn't as powerful as the front would be so you end up skidding a bunch. Once you get used to how it feels though, you learn to control it and use the skidding to your advantage.
Cool! I've learned something new. Thanks again, and now I'll have to go and try it myself
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