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    non-disc frame adapters for disc.

    Anyone ever tried or seen or has these?
    they seem ok but want some feedback on them if anyone has them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1
    Anyone ever tried or seen or has these?
    they seem ok but want some feedback on them if anyone has them.
    Never used them or seen them before. Who makes them? Azonic? I know brake therapy makes an adapter.

    I suggest you try the brake time forum they may have actually seen them before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1
    Anyone ever tried or seen or has these?
    they seem ok but want some feedback on them if anyone has them.
    i seen them on ebay and like u also am looking for feedback

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    Used one

    about 4 years ago on an old joshua frame. Worked well. You must remove skewer to remove rear wheel. Jim
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    I'm running

    the one from brake therapy which works excellent. Good distribution of force throughout seatstay and to original brake boss. A bit expensive, but well made and superior to above adaptors, IMO.

    Check it out at TherapyProducts.
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    here's your site Denis

    I don't know squat about these adapters. but it looks like it's worth a try if the cost is OK. Brake Therapy is priced pretty high I think. Jim

    www.discbrakeadapters.com

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    Keep in mind that V-brakes apply force at a point in the stay that's close to the seat post. The torque applied by a disk brake on the stays is close to the hub. When bikes first got disk brakes, the mfrs just put the disk tabs on a standard frame. The pic below is the result.

    If you look at newer bikes with disks on the rear, the dropouts are beefed up and designed to turn at least some of the torque of the caliper so that it travels along the seat stay, not perpendicular to the stay. Disk brakes exert a LOT more force on the frame than V-brakes ever did!

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    I used to be with it. Then, they changed what "it" is, and now what I'm with is no longer "it". And whatever "it" is, is strange and confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K'Endo
    Keep in mind that V-brakes apply force at a point in the stay that's close to the seat post. The torque applied by a disk brake on the stays is close to the hub. When bikes first got disk brakes, the mfrs just put the disk tabs on a standard frame. The pic below is the result.
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    Yeah ... I'd be concerned about about snapping the rear triangle, especially if you need lots of stopping power (ride fast, ride steeps, or are heavy). The rear triangle dropout braze/weld is a major breakage point in a hardtail.

    Personally, I over the years I found that instead of retro-fitting odds and ends onto an older/"unsuitable" bike, it was better and cheaper in the long run to keep developing skills on the PoS and then save my pennies and get a better bike as a complete package. D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
    I don't know squat about these adapters. but it looks like it's worth a try if the cost is OK. Brake Therapy is priced pretty high I think. Jim

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    they run at about 60 bucks.. .seems pretty reasonable and cheaper then buying a new frame.

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    and this is why...

    the Brake Therapy adaptor is better. It applies the force up tp the original brake mount. Check it out!!!
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