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    Frankenbrake

    Here's what my fiance is running on her all mountain rig. Works perfect. Front is 180mm, rear is 160mm. All bolts are Ti. Why? She loves the Shimano Dual Controls.
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    So how's it a frankenbrake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    So how's it a frankenbrake?

    Magura adapter/rotors, shimano calipers I guess.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Magura adapter/rotors, shimano calipers I guess.....
    Exactly. Frankenstein was pieced together from corpses. I put together this combo from the parts box, so that = a Frankenbrake. I guess I should've just said "Check out this Magura 180mm rotor with the factory adapter bolted to a Shimano XTR caliper."
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    i was expecting a much more perverted brake setup...totally disappointed.

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    Yeah, I was hoping for a Magura MC with a Shimano caliper.

    My J7s are J7 calipers/MC with 203mm Hayes v-8 rotors, rear Hayes adapter, and custom made front adapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader
    Exactly. Frankenstein was pieced together from corpses. I put together this combo from the parts box, so that = a Frankenbrake. I guess I should've just said "Check out this Magura 180mm rotor with the factory adapter bolted to a Shimano XTR caliper."

    Maybe not exactly 'franken', but nonetheless still a very nice front end...decent conversion of green paper to bike alloys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    custom made front adapter.
    Custom made Dremel & JB Weld.

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    Hahaha. Actually it was a chunk of aluminum, some machining in the auto shop at school, and tapping the threads.

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    Oh ya shure, you have a reputation to hold up to. I can see it forming JB weld into a caliper bracket, drill it out then install time-serts for strength at the threads.

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