Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Tandem Cycling A bicycle built for two. Want to find out more about this wonderful world of tandems? Check out this forum to talk with other tandem enthusiasts. Captains and stokers welcome!

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-10, 09:15 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Adding Disc Brakes to my ride

My Cannondale has disc mounts, but came with rim brakes, so we decided to add a rear disc brake this year. I bought a set of Avid mechanicals and a disc rotor adapter that threads on the non-drive side of the rear hub. The brake and rotor don't come close to lining up. Are there different thickness rotor adapters available? Shims? Has anyone tried this? I contacted Cannondale, but they were of no help.
kirbyvv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-10, 09:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 578
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Yes, there are diffent sized rotor adapters. Call Tandems East or Precision Tandems to get the right size adapters. There are also shims avalable that go behind the disk or for the caliper mount, but they are usually for small adjustments.
rmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-10, 04:38 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: So Cal
Bikes: Kestrel, Santacruz, cannondale Tandem
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had the same problem when I put a disc on the rear of my Cannondale. I'd recommend tracking down the correct size rotor adapter. I used shims behind the adapter but it just wasn't the best way to go. I ended up getting a disc specific hub for the rear and kept the V-brake on the front.
lglou is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.