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    Disk Brake Conversion

    I'm thinking about converting my 10 year old hardtail to disk brakes. I already have a newer fork with mounts for the front caliper. My question is, are there braze-ons I can get to attach to the stays for the back? I know I'll need new hubs, levers, etc........is there anything else I've overlooked? Is this even possible? Thanks in advance for anyones comment.

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    here is one site

    http://www.execulink.com/~dtierney/w..._solutions.htm

    they also sell one in qbp.

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    a new frame

    would be your best option..or for that matter if your going to be buying/building wheels too you might as well get a whole new bike...all new parts for about same price...look around before you jump into throwing a lot of money into an old frame.
    good luck bro
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    discbrakeadapters.com

    If you have flat dropouts, then

    http://discbrakeadapters.com/fs_show....php?item_id=4

    I'm getting one for my beater. Hopefully it won't need any modifications.

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    A2Z makes a disc adapter for frames with no mounting tabs. It sandwiches your dropout plate (so Breeze-in style dropouts are no bueno). Cost is around $50 USD.

    http://discbrakeadapters.com/fs_show....php?item_id=4



    You can also send your frame to Gene Spicer and he will braze on mounting tabs for $40 USD but you have to factor shipping to and from which can be a total of $50. This solution may end up costing $90-$100.
    http://spicercycles.com/index.cgi?ca...c=Frame%20Work


    As third option, you can get a new hardtail frame (assuming you are currently on a hardtail) with disc mounts for just $89 from Universal Cycles. It's their True Temper OX Platinum II steel tubeset frame. Top notch tubeset. These frames were made by KHS.
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    I have the A to Z adapter from discbrakeadapters.com and have nothing but good things to say about it. Well, one minor complaint- you have to totally remove the rear quick release to get the wheel out. But that isn't a big deal to me.

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    Whole conversion process can cost you around $400.

    Wheel World is selling a disc brake and wheelset package for $299:
    - Front and Rear Avid 6" brakes (no levers)
    - Front and Rear Mavic 223/Deore Hubs

    Add the A2Z adapter for $50 from that link i posted earlier.

    With shipping and applicable taxes, it may be around $400.

    So that's still less than the price of a new bike.
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    The Wheelworld kit is overpriced. At that price, get the Deore Disc/ Sun DS-2 wheels from Jenson for $90 (they are also lighter) and the Avid Mechanicals from Jenson for $140. Then you are only out $230 for wheels and brakes.
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