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v-brakes on disc only frame

tricky_dickytricky_dicky Posts: 211
edited September 2009 in MTB general
looking at buying a frame 2nd hand but its disc specific and i want to use v-brakes as the forks going on are v-brake only (retro build). The frame originally had v-brake bosses but they were removed and a disc mount welded on. Is there a product i can use to convert back to v's?? Cheers

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    what is there where the Old Vs were?

    pics of the stays?
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  • its this on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kona-Kilauea-18-S ... 286.c0.m14

    if its not worth pursuing ill wait - im sure that the odd old steel kona frame comes up!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    no idea as i can see nothing.

    blocked site :wink:
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  • nicklouse the picture doesn't tell much but it looks like round stays with no v-brake boss left so an aftermarket bolt-on boss should work I guess (but I'd just fit a BB7 tbh)

    not sure where to get bolt on bosses but I'd be interested in a pair for mounting the very excellent Decathlon rear guard to my Evil (which also lacks bosses) for the winter
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    right the old mounts were ground off.

    number of options.

    contact a frame builder and get some brazed back on.

    OR you can/could get some U shaped mounts the big Cheese comes to mind.

    or a V brake mount for a Dr Jekyll might work.

    bomberesque
    cheers.
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  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    Or just put v brake on the front and disc on the rear. Then when millions of people ask you why you did that, say some really stupid reason like "it balances the bike right".
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