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    Newbie with a cannodale Super VBrake question?

    Hi I am a Newbie with some perplexing problems with parts fitment and need answers from the knowledgeable folks here! I have a 98 Cannondale Super V500 with V brakes and I want to retrofit the bike with a mechanical rear disc brake! Now I know I need a 6 hole hub/wheelset and some kind of adapter tab/bracket for the caliper to mount to as the frame has none on it now and a Avid brake kit to fit this all together any suggestions are appreciated on where and what to do and the best prices to purchase! I am mechanically inclined as I have motorcycles and do all the work so mechanical ability is secondary on this project (Drilling, tapping etc.) I see Nashbar has a Brake kit on Sale NS-MDBS for $69.95 really don't see how I can retro fit a front brake on the Headshock fork tubes unless someone else knows, but I hear that a bracket can be installed on the rear frame triangle by the dropouts! Can anyone help me out on this? TIA Denny
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    Nobody can help me?

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    There's a device from a company called Brake Therapy, try this... http://www.therapycomponents.com/BRAKETHERAPY.htm
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Thanks for the link this might be an option I didn't see an application for my bike however I did email them for more info on this product thanks!

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    why bother

    Dont underatand exactly why you would go to all the trouble?
    If you really want disc then look out for a second hand rear swing arm that has the mounts already installed. Same for the front forks. Otherwise, I would stick with what you have.
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    "If you really want disc then look out for a second hand rear swing arm that has the mounts already installed. Same for the front forks" Thanks for the info! I didn't realize that could be an option & I wasn't aware that they were compatible! I just like the braking action of a disc brake with out buying another bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denny9526
    "If you really want disc then look out for a second hand rear swing arm that has the mounts already installed. Same for the front forks" Thanks for the info! I didn't realize that could be an option & I wasn't aware that they were compatible! I just like the braking action of a disc brake with out buying another bike!
    You should definitely hang on to that frame - there are plenty of upgrade options that can make that bike perform as well as or better than any modern trailbike on the market.
    Also - I have a '99 SV swingarm with both disc and canti mounts that is on my "to be sold' pile. PM me if you're interested.

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