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    Replacing brakes with disk brakes, univega ds900

    Seeking advice on if it's cost effective to try to find disk brakes that will go on my ancient univega ds900. Would it be more economical to just get a new to me bike with disk brakes already on it?

    If it's doable and worth the money, any suggestions on where and what parts I need for this project?

    Thanks

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    buy a new bike.

    you dont have disc tabs on the frame, or hubs that can take a rotor. For $500 new you can have a new bike, with disc brakes
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    Thanks for the tip. Things have changed a lot. The cheapest used bike in classifieds here is $600. Guess I'll look around for a used univega ds900 or 950 that had the disks brakes, 2000 or 2001 model years.

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    Discs are great but depending on your riding they may not be necessary. Your budget of $600 can get you a decent bike but you probably already own it. Personally I'd put a few hundred in other upgrades on to your current ride if it's in decent shape.

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    You may be right about the front brakes, they work great. The rear brakes, well.. not so great. I found a thread where they talk about adapters and wheels, they cost as much as used univega 900 or 950 I see in various old classifieds that had the disk brakes.

    I'm giving up on them. Thanks for your help guys.

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