Fit disk brake to conventional hub?



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Donga

Guest
Hi folks

After hearing good stories about the Avid BB7 disk brakes, I'm wanting
to fit one on the front of my MTB. My problem is I have a beautiful
Chris King conventional hub that I don't want to throw away. Someone
said there is a way to fit a disk adapter to an old school hub, through
the spoke holes. I've not been able to find such a thing on the net.
Can anyone give me a lead, please?

donga
 
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Michael Dart

Guest
Donga wrote:
> Hi folks
>
> After hearing good stories about the Avid BB7 disk brakes, I'm wanting
> to fit one on the front of my MTB. My problem is I have a beautiful
> Chris King conventional hub that I don't want to throw away. Someone
> said there is a way to fit a disk adapter to an old school hub,
> through the spoke holes. I've not been able to find such a thing on
> the net. Can anyone give me a lead, please?
>
> donga


http://www.firstprinciples.ca/products.html

Mike
 
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Barnard Frederick

Guest
Donga says...

> Hi folks
>
> After hearing good stories about the Avid BB7 disk brakes, I'm wanting
> to fit one on the front of my MTB. My problem is I have a beautiful
> Chris King conventional hub that I don't want to throw away. Someone
> said there is a way to fit a disk adapter to an old school hub, through
> the spoke holes. I've not been able to find such a thing on the net.
> Can anyone give me a lead, please?
>
> donga


From Michael Dart's link it looks like you will need to rebuild the
wheel and use a different spoke length. You could get a Hope XC hub for
$44 from Jenson and not bother with a hack like that adapter. This is
an excellent trouble free hub. BTW, forget about the BB7 and get
Shimano XT's. A store on eBay sells new take-offs for $189 a set, fully
assembled. These are lightweight hydraulics and a substantial upgrade
over BB7's. I know because I used BB7's for four years and just bought
a set of XT's. These are very sweet hydros, and I'm no Shimano fan.
 
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Friday

Guest
Donga wrote:
> Hi folks
>
> After hearing good stories about the Avid BB7 disk brakes, I'm wanting
> to fit one on the front of my MTB. My problem is I have a beautiful
> Chris King conventional hub that I don't want to throw away. Someone
> said there is a way to fit a disk adapter to an old school hub, through
> the spoke holes. I've not been able to find such a thing on the net.
> Can anyone give me a lead, please?
>
> donga
>



I put an Avid BB7 on my bike the other day. I should have done it ages
ago, it's great! I built up a new wheel with a new Shimano XT hub.

Friday
 
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Donga

Guest
Thanks for the input so far - good advice. I suppose I could use the
Chris King on another bike!

donga