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    Speaking of Thules - cartop fork mount & disk brakes

    Hi,

    I've had a Thule cartop Velo Vise fork mount tray - love the think. However I got my first bike w/ disk brakes and the unit doesn't work with a bike with disks brakes, it can't clamp the fork (no enough space). They have another unit that does but that would be a last resort. Anyone know if there is some aftermarket device to allow a bike w/ a front disk to be used on a non-disk Thule unit?

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    Bob

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    which way?

    I use Classic fork mount trays with my Jekyll (w/ Fatty/disk). Is the skewer too short or are its caps too large in diameter (or what?).

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    Check out hurricanecomponents.com, they have an adaptor for just that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby c
    Hi,

    I've had a Thule cartop Velo Vise fork mount tray - love the think. However I got my first bike w/ disk brakes and the unit doesn't work with a bike with disks brakes, it can't clamp the fork (no enough space). They have another unit that does but that would be a last resort. Anyone know if there is some aftermarket device to allow a bike w/ a front disk to be used on a non-disk Thule unit?

    Thanks,
    Bob
    If the caliper is getting in the way of the clamp, the cheapest way to "fix" it is by taking a hacksaw to it. I had to remove a small peice out of the clamp and a moderate sized chunk out of the tray. Worked like a charm. 15 minutes with the old hacksaw and file was all it needed.

    ps. Not my idea; got it from a member here who did it to his unit first.
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    Nah. :-) Use a dremel. Mark out on the tray where it hits and remove a bit at a time. By the time you finish (if you can color between the lines) it'll look great and you won't have to buy the newer tray that accomodates disc brakes. Did both of my trays. Took about 30 minutes with dremel on one and a round file on the other. A bit of black paint made the tray look sharp.

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    Awesome ideas - thanks guys!

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    I simply cut out a small portion of the tray so that the disc caliper no longer hung up on it It works fine now. The whole process took about 20 minutes per tray.

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