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    in need of a brake adaptor

    to fit this: http://www.chosen-hubs.com/pro.php?cid=2&sid=6&tid=19 to a A2Z. the adaptor i have now is keeping the caliper just over the height of a brake pad above the rotor. the adaptor need. to be flatter, short of grinding down what i have now. can't specify what model # as there's nothing to indicate it on the caliper, tho it might be a 1816
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    where does everyone get their adapters? i'm in need of a hope adapter as well the "B" one

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    the 1816 is an adaptor to mount 180mm rotor up front or 160mm rotor in back. 1614 would be for 160mm front or 140mm rear.

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    well, either way, the adaptor needs to be flatter than a 140 rotor
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    i was under the impression you had the wrong adaptor so your caliper wasn't aligned to rotor radially. now you're implying that it's laterally off. which is it?

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    i'll get a pic when i get off work in the morning, but basically, the caliper is sitting higher on this A2Z than it normally would
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    pix as promised. i'm thinkin i might not need to replace the adaptor, assumimng the skewer will go thru the hole above the QR lever, which should lower the caliper to where it needs to be




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    Radial it is. I've seen it somewhere else but it didn't pop into my mind. Most frame IS mounts are 10mm closer to hub than fork IS mounts. The A2Z however is the same distance as a fork mount so if use a front adaptor, you'll be fine.

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    i would try and use that second hole like you said if notthen the next smaller mount is what you need

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de
    Radial it is. I've seen it somewhere else but it didn't pop into my mind. Most frame IS mounts are 10mm closer to hub than fork IS mounts. The A2Z however is the same distance as a fork mount so if use a front adaptor, you'll be fine.
    well, can't use the current F mount as it's in use. rather than shell more $s for a new mount, i'll see how it goes with that upper hole
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    I don't see an upper hole that you mentioned, where is it? On the adaptor? The A2Z? I that doesn't work out, swap the front to back and see if it works before buying anything. You can also buy a 180mm front rotor off ebay which may or may not be cheaper than an adaptor but will give you more power.

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    right above the QR lever and under the barcode/A2Z in the 2nd pic
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    looks like it'll definitely do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de
    looks like it'll definitely do it.
    definitely did, too . so, rather officially, A2Z will fit a '00 TREK 4500 frame dropout. now i just gotta get a cable setup on it . woohoo no more rim brakes
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