October 2, 2014 at 15:57 #125964
I’m a tightwad. 😃 Recently, Price Point had Hayes discs on sale at a price I couldn’t refuse. My bike is pre-disc brackets, but I had bought some wheels with disc hubs back in 2001. That’s about the same time I bought the Judy, so it had a front bracket. I was 3/4 of the way there. I began the search for a solution to the rear caliper mount. I found a universal bracket on Amazon made by (A2Z) that looked pretty heavy and kind of cheesy. I then found a bracket made by Sellutions that was much more sano. I emailed them about specs, and was told it wouldn’t work. Challenge accepted!
Fronts bolted right up with the adapter brackets
Sellutions bracket mod
October 3, 2014 at 08:21 #125965
That is awesome that you were able to get it to work. I own a less than great road bike and the advice I was given was to just ride it until it falls apart. How does she ride now that you were able to get the disc brakes working?
October 3, 2014 at 10:31 #125966
That is awesome! I have a frame I’ve been wanting to move over to disc and have the same issue. Do you have a link to a vendor for that? Let us know how this works out, I’m very curious! What was the cost for the part?
October 3, 2014 at 17:28 #125967
OK, so the bracket I used is NOT for my bike. It was listed for Gary Fisher/Trek/Klein aluminum frames with a "bump". I thought it looked like it would fit mine. It was only $25, so I rolled the dice. Here’s a link: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_ … ting%2C542
I MADE it fit by drllling one of the pre-existing holes larger:
I then made an aluminum spacer to adapt the bracket hole to the frame hole. The cheesy hex/Phillips head bolt has since been replaced by a stainless Allen head.
I am glad I could be of assistance. There’s nothing I dislike more than a non-useful/non-entertaining board member! 😆
I haven’t had it on the trail yet, but I did notice that I can feel the flex in the spokes with the discs just riding around the driveway. I’m a fairly big guy at 6′ 3"/ 245 lbs. I don’t know if those little 6" rotors will handle my fat butt!
October 7, 2014 at 14:48 #125968
You should be fine with the 6" discs. I’m 6’4", 200lbs now, but I wayed quite a bit more than that for a while, after some health issues. I never had a problem with that size rotor.
Thanks for the link. If anything, I think I can get the machinist here at work, who is a riding buddy, to use these as an idea to make one for me 😎
October 8, 2014 at 18:28 #125969
So, just a little update : it’s been out in the woods. The fronts were enough to put my sack on the stem. I didn’t go over, but experienced much puckerage.
I think these may actually be lighter than the LX V brakes i took off.
October 9, 2014 at 13:34 #125970
Very impressive bike "hack". I’m glad you were able to get them to work just fine. I look forward to any future updates or other sweet hacks you perform.
February 6, 2015 at 16:43 #125971
Good work! I love older frames with new tech!
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