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    Disc tabs obsolete yet?

    What do you builders think, are post mounts the future? Tab mounts going to stick around for awhile?

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    I am working from the assumption that PM is the future. I'm actually not a huge fan of it for steel forks (it ends up being a bit awkward in a lot of cases) but that ship has sailed. It's certainly lighter, assuming you have to use a PM caliper + adapter if doing ISO.

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    as far as I know, all shipping brake sets are post mount and they come with an adapter. I'm guessing it will not be long before you have to source an ISO adapter separately. Wish we could get some of those post mount tabs that are used on QBP bikes.

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    Does someone want to draw something up? I will be happy to cover the costs of have a few hundred or a thousand made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Does someone want to draw something up? I will be happy to cover the costs of have a few hundred or a thousand made.

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    Nice offer Walt. All builders will need these in the future, its inevitable that someone will design/build/sell post mounts, might as well be Walt for starters.

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    Paragon do some very neat post-mount tabs with replaceable threaded inserts. I quite like being able to go freehand, though, with steel tube and threaded bosses.

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    Disc tabs obsolete yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by BenCooper View Post
    Paragon do some very neat post-mount tabs with replaceable threaded inserts. I quite like being able to go freehand, though, with steel tube and threaded bosses.
    I have done that, and used canti bosses as post mounts, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I have done that, and used canti bosses as post mounts, too.
    Got pics?

    thanks, Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by calstar View Post
    Got pics?

    thanks, Brian
    Both are direct mount for 185mm rotors.

    Fork, 20mm TA, canti bosses
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    Rear, 6x1 bottle cage type bosses in .375 tubing, perfect slip fit (can not remember the wall thickness)
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    I like the look of those disc mounts, reminds me of a Ducati frame. What is the deal with the clear plastic looking jobber on behind the brake in the bottom left picture? I can see it in the bottom right picture as well. Curious….
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    I have done that, and used canti bosses as post mounts, too.
    I always go for PM front and rear and use canti bosses, too.
    (turned down on my lathe and integrated in some plates)



    I flip those bosse over, to have the bigger diameter (apr. 10mm) and a bigger seating for the brake-caliper. Itīs not that good to see in the picture.


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    Disc tabs obsolete yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by davesauvageau View Post
    . What is the deal with the clear plastic looking jobber on behind the brake in the bottom left picture? I can see it in the bottom right picture as well. Curious….
    Short stays and my shoe rubs the pad adjust knob, turning it. The plastic bottle top protects it.
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    Interesting!
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    Showed these pics earlier. Drilled and tapped soft balls:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MDEnvEngr View Post
    Showed these pics earlier. Drilled and tapped soft balls:


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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Both are direct mount for 185mm rotors.

    Fork, 20mm TA, canti bosses
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    Rear, 6x1 bottle cage type bosses in .375 tubing, perfect slip fit (can not remember the wall thickness)
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    That is nice work.
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    That's look great IMO

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