Shimano Disc Replacement

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  1. UncleFred

    UncleFred New Member

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    So the continuing saga of my "last bike off the trek production line at 5pm on a Friday".

    Honestly this thing has spent more time in the shop than on the road.

    Anyway. My rear disc has sufferred heat damage and now flexes badly. So I need to replace it. Trouble is it's riveted to the hub. My LBS don't really have an idea what to do and haven't done this job before so they are reluctant to have a go.

    Has anybody on here done the job or do you know even if the discs are replaceable.

    Is it a case of drilling out the old rivets and then replacing?
    Do the new rivets come with the discs?
    Does anybody want to by a TreK Fuel 80?
     
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  2. Ray Dockrey

    Ray Dockrey New Member

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    Are you sure they are rivets? All the ones I have ever seen use torx head screws. If they really are I would find a new set of wheels that take bolt on discs so this isn't a problem in the future.
     
  3. UncleFred

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    Definetly rivets, LBS wants to drill them out but I'm not sure that's a good idea,

    As for new wheels, if I'm going to do that, then I'm junking the rear disk altogether and getting me some V brakes...
     
  4. Ray Dockrey

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    After doing some searches on Google I think you have a Shimano center lock hub like the link I posted below. It looks like there is a lock ring holding it on like a rear cassette. I don't know if you need a special tool but that is why you see the rivets. I also know that you can buy adapters to bolt on regular rotors.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/BR702Z00-Shimano+Sm-Rt96+Rotor.aspx
     
  5. Ray Dockrey

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  6. UncleFred

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    Ray,

    Thanks for that,that's exactly what I have. I'll be ordering those today. I'd been looking at the jenson site but was looking for the wrong thing..

    UF.
     
  7. triguy98

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    I would also look for a different LBS if your current one doesnt know what Center Locks are.
     
  8. UncleFred

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    Bit difficult when it's the only one on the island!!!
     
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