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CraigH
02-18-2005, 10:07 PM
Just looking at this adapter http://www.a2zcomponents.com/ada.htm

DM-UNI
Features/Benefits:

* Retrofits" tab-less" bikes with current disc
brake systems - No need to buy a new bike!
* No need to have special disc hub - fits most
brands on the market: DT/Shimano/Sram....
* Very easy to install - in just a few seconds
Easy to put on/off your rear wheel as usual
* No extra adjustments needed.
* 100% CNC machined.
* Pretty darn light
Recommended for aluminum alloy frame
Weight: 123g

http://www.a2zcomponents.com/OLD-web/Adapter/adap10.jpg

Has anyone seen any dealers in Vancouver area who sell A2Z brake parts?

I have an older Ti HT that I would like to put a disk brake on.




NooNer
02-19-2005, 02:27 AM
if the frame isnt designed for the stress caused by a hydraulic brake i personally wouldnt put that on my bike.

Trini-dad72
02-19-2005, 03:45 AM
Rocky Cycles in Surrey has those. Atomic Bike Shop in Kits, has Aztec stuff too.

TheGiggler
02-19-2005, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by NooNer
if the frame isnt designed for the stress caused by a hydraulic brake i personally wouldnt put that on my bike.


yup... not worth it. even accidnetally falling backwards with the brakes on could be enough.

unless you have a steel frame, then take it out to Mike Truelove in squamish and get it done properly with a brace :)

edit: ya, Ti, nevermind...

shock
02-19-2005, 04:18 AM
Craig,

A couple things about that one, it only works with certain dropout types/shapes. If you roll backwards with the brakes on it will rotate rewards.

Of course you know why I'm telling you this....give me a call/email

CraigH
02-19-2005, 06:45 AM
Shock, email sent.

UFO
02-20-2005, 06:17 AM
not a fan of this. if you search ebay, there are disc mounts with a torque arm that will attach to the existing canti brake mount on the seat stay, a much better way of retrofitting for rear tabs. only 30us if i recall.