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Bat56 11-14-15 10:57 PM

Bolt-on front disc wheel? (Not QR)
 
I've gotten used to bolt-on wheels and appreciate the security since my bike gets parked on the street during the day.

I have a 700c outfitted with fenders and 35cm tires that I rode most of last winter because we didn't get a lot of snow. The wheels are the cheap velomine CR18s on Formula hubs. I want to convert the front to a disc brake.

Is there a bolt-on hub with disc brake that I can build a cheap-ass wheel around because I'm a cheap-ass (and see the point about bike parking)? It's hard to search for because the bolt-on rotor messes with the search terms. I'm looking for an entry level dibs huh that's not QR.

I know the front wheel has nothing to do with ss/fg but this is probably the best place for the question.

CliffordK 11-14-15 11:44 PM

I think I've seen them, perhaps on cheap bikes/parts.

You should be able to replace any of the standard cone/axle setups with a standard 9mm solid axle.

http://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Manufac.../dp/B001CARKFU

taras0000 11-15-15 12:17 AM

Straight axle swap as CliffordK mentions.

nripin 11-15-15 07:51 AM

+1 axle swap!!

hairnet 11-15-15 08:16 AM

Axle swap will work probably only with Shimano hubs. Not many disc hubs use cup/cone bearings. When you do find a hub with cup/cone bearings check that it doesn't have an oversized axle, which some Shimano hubs have.

TejanoTrackie 11-15-15 09:09 AM

It sounds like the only reason the OP prefers a nutted axle over a QR is for security. In that case why not just get a bolted skewer instead of a QR, which requires a tool for removal.

Delta Cycle Axlerodz - REI.com

yooperbiker 11-15-15 09:23 AM

Yep, just Google Bolt On Skewer and you will see lots of options - quick and easy. Most just use a hex key, some use a special shaped key device (don't loose it!).

hairnet 11-15-15 09:44 AM

But how secure are they with disc brakes?

johnnytheboy 11-15-15 10:02 AM

http://www.treefortbikes.com/images/raw/HU0823.jpg
surly ultra new front disc hub is ~$85....

Mumonkan 11-15-15 10:08 AM

i have paul hubs on the ecr which are both disc and 6mm allen bolt ons, surly is good if you dont need such fancy ones

hairnet 11-15-15 11:25 AM


build a cheap-ass wheel
XT hub for about $30
Shimano Deore XT M756 Disc Hub > Components > Wheel Parts > Rear Hubs | Jenson USA

You can possibly find a suitable axle at a co-op

JohnDThompson 11-15-15 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by Bat56 (Post 18320186)
I want to convert the front to a disc brake.

Is the fork designed to use a disk brake? Disk brakes put a lot of force on the fork blade, and if it isn't up to snuff, unpleasant things can happen.

Kindaslow 11-15-15 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by JohnDThompson (Post 18321647)
Is the fork designed to use a disk brake? Disk brakes put a lot of force on the fork blade, and if it isn't up to snuff, unpleasant things can happen.

No worries, he did not mention his fork in this build, so he is not planning on using a caliper, just a disc.....

:)


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