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    66SL / Louise FR Adapter

    I'm sure you guys already answered this question but I can't find the thread where you talked about brakes/adapters for the 66SL. I"ve got Louise Freeride Brakes, what do I need to hook up to a 66SL fork? The Louise FR braks are IS and the 66SL is a post/direct mount. The Louise FR's have 190mm rotors; do I have to order an adapter from Magura or is there another adapter that will work.
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    Look at this thread.

    You will need to determine which caliper style you have; long-arm (upper calipers) or short-arm (the lower 2 rows of calipers).




    The Turner demo 6-Packs came with 210mm rotors up front, and long-arm calipers mounted on #15 adapters. There simply is NO WAY to mount that particular caliper on a Post Mount fork, period. You need a short-arm caliper.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    This may not help, but doesn't Maggie make a real post caliper???
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Holy Smoke!!! Just when I thought all was going smooth; so you're saying I need a different caliper or are you saying I need different brakes???? I hope Magura makes something for the Louise FR brakes, they're the best I've ever had. If I have to get brakes-what works as well as the Louise FR?????????

    Thanks tscheezy; I have a demo just like yours-it came from the same show. I guess we'll be calling Magura tomrrow. Anyone got brakes for trade; Louise FR for?
    turtle

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    AKChris, Yes they do, but again you have to buy a new caliper. As long as he has to buy a caliper, he could just buy a short-arm caliper and run a #17 adapter with his current 210 rotor. The PM caliper is only designed for 160mm rotors I think, and he would then have to find some other adapter (non-Magura) to find a way to bump it up to 210mm.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    thanks again guys, I'll call Magura tomrrow and order up the new caliper and 17 adapter-Whew-sure glad I didn't have to buy new brakes.
    turtle

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    what can one expect to pay for a caliper only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    what can one expect to pay for a caliper only?
    Dunno, but be very prepared for sticker shock. Magura components are spendy! I get most of my Maggie stuff off eBay.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    AKChris, Yes they do, but again you have to buy a new caliper. As long as he has to buy a caliper, he could just buy a short-arm caliper and run a #17 adapter with his current 210 rotor. The PM caliper is only designed for 160mm rotors I think, and he would then have to find some other adapter (non-Magura) to find a way to bump it up to 210mm.
    Sorry to freak you out Turtle. I did say I wouldn't be much help...

    Maybe its just Pack/66 jealousy.
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    So many times I've asked questions on this site and got answers I didn't want to hear-but one thing for sure is the quality of the info has been over the top. No kidding, I totally appreciate the feedback I got tonight-now I know what to say when I talk with Magura. I think it was JNC that said the Saint brakes were good-looks like I better start looking around.
    turtle

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    Turtle, I've been thinking. The postmount adapter #3 which lets you run a 180mm rotor with the short-arm caliper should also work with a 200mm rotor if you used your long-arm caliper. The diff between the long and short arm calipers is that the long-arm lets you run a 20mm larger rotor without an adapter than the short arm. The adapter is pretty cheap and you should be able to find a 200mm rotor to try without too much trouble. Magura does not make a 200mm rotor (they make 190 and 210) so they don't offer this combo as a solution.

    Just a thought as it may save you a few bucks.
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    Right you are, thanks. I seem to remember the tech at Magura telling me something about being able to run a 203 mm rotor and that they didn't carry them. I had the shop order a short arm calipter and # 17 adapter last Friday. They were supposed to send it three day UPS but it did not show up yesterday or today. I hope it shows up tomrrow. I'm going to make a prioity to put a second bike together buy the end of the summer-getting caught with no ride is no fun. Thanks for the suggestions; you guys should open a bike shop-you do excellent work
    turtle

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