Fitting V-brakes to disc only frame?
I know it sounds like a dumb question but go with it…
My SS commuter bike is an old late 90s S-Works running V-brakes. It's a touch on the small side for me and I have a spare SS/Slot dropout inbred frame in the garage that would fit me much better (and negate the need for a tensioner), but it doesn't have brake bosses.
Switching to discs on that bike is out of the question – would require new wheels, new forks, buying some discs brakes etc. However, if I could fit the v-brakes to the inbred somehow…
Does nobody make some sort of clamp on brake bosses?Posted 8 years agowwaswasSubscriber
you could get away with putting a disk on the back only and keep forks etc but as above – the frame won't have been designed for v'brakes and even with a Magura booster you'd be askign for trouble.
You'd be better offering a swap on the classfieds and seeign if you can find someone with the opposite problem (on v's wants disks)?Posted 8 years agomtbfixSubscriber
Not pretty but does the job – http://www.ison-distribution.com/ison/english/product.php?part=BSDNVPSPosted 8 years ago
Thanks, though to be honest I don't really fancy spending money on a new frame. The S-Works I have at the moment is mostly OK and I was more seeing if there was a way to make the inbred work with those components. If I'm going to spend any money it'll be in a forwards direction by eventually getting some new wheels and discs.
Got an LX hub off the bay a couple months back for £4 so I'll keep an eye out for something like that and a cheapo rear disc brake.Posted 8 years ago
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