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    brake tabs

    I have a problem with my old X-vert.
    My XT disc caliper doesnt fit. I have tried other calipers and none work.
    Is anyone familiar with older IS mounts on manitou forks.They are NOT post mount.
    Does it need a special adapter?
    Its probably at least 4 years old (the fork)

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    I remember that fork. It was a OEM bastard child. Not 74mm Post Mount and not 51mm IS either. I don't remember the size exactly but it was maybe 49mm. As far as what to do, your choices are limited. The easiest thing to do is to sell it and buy a regular X-Vert Super on eBay. You should be able to get one for $50-$75.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    I remember that fork. It was a OEM bastard child. Not 74mm Post Mount and not 51mm IS either. I don't remember the size exactly but it was maybe 49mm. As far as what to do, your choices are limited. The easiest thing to do is to sell it and buy a regular X-Vert Super on eBay. You should be able to get one for $50-$75.
    Its a 51mm it is just at the wrong angle.
    I will get another fork I guess unless I can find a solution

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    oops...wrong one
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    here is the one you need

    A2Z makes them...part # AD-PMF69
    http://www.a2zcomponents.com
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    Last edited by vermont; 02-15-2005 at 03:56 PM.
    Keith Bontrager: "Strong, light, cheap pick any two."

    "Something strong and light ain't gonna be cheap. -That's what I call bling.

    And cheap and strong ain't gonna be light. -That ain't bling."
    -----[SIZE=3]locoman
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    [SIZE=2]"That said, I never deal with bike shops for the same reasons. I am a ebay and mail order whore and I don't care"[/SIZE] -----[SIZE=3]yetisurly[/SIZE]

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    Its not post type
    The center of radius on the rotor just doesnt jive
    with the center of the radius for the caliper.
    Solution is maybe new fork?
    Anyone have one .....cheap?

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    Does anyone know of an adapter available that can allow me to put disc brakes on an older hardtail? There is no rear disc brake tab but can something be purchased and/or welded on?

    EDIT: I shoud have visited that website before I asked the question. The first item looks like it might do the trick (DM-UNI) although it is hard to tell from the picture how it fits to the frame.
    Last edited by Ridin'Dirty; 02-24-2005 at 05:50 AM.

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    Do a search on the forum for weld disc tabs.
    There have been plenty of positive replies...

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    I found this site as well if anyone is looking for a disc brake adapter:

    http://www.discbrakeadapters.com/index.php?clear_cart=1

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    Got it done
    Used a 8" rotor and adapter
    A little off but a dremel will fine tune it

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