Bike Change

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by hallie-lk, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. hallie-lk

    hallie-lk New Member

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    Hi,
    I was wanting to put disc brakes and cyclocross tyres on my roadie so i could commute on it. for the discs would i just have to change the hubs on my bike, or are they not compatible at all with roadies. For the cyclocross tyres, what would probably be the largest width trye i could fit on it?

    Thanks for the help,
    Nick.
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Not compatible. 28s are usually the widest with most current road frames and calipers.
     
  3. hallie-lk

    hallie-lk New Member

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    hi,
    boudreaux thanks for your reply but i have found a road bike with disc brakes (link at botom), and i was just wondering which part is not convertable? is the size of the disc hub that might not fit into the roadie dropouts?

    If i were to get a custom wheel: (and get a shop to fix this up for me)
    Would i not be able to fit a mtn bike disc hub on and get a road rim, with cyclocross tyres?

    Because basiclly what i am aiming for is something like this...
    ( http://www.marschall-framework.de/rennrad/rennrad_bild_4.html ) :D cheers again,
    Nick.
     
  4. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    You need brake mounts on the frame and fork
     
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