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#21651 - 06/13/06 04:25 PM Installing Mechanical disc brakes
d-elvis Offline
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Is this a DIY project or one for the LBS? Experiences?
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#21652 - 06/13/06 04:53 PM Re: Installing Mechanical disc brakes [Re: d-elvis]
MurphysLaw Offline

Registered: 03/12/02
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Loc: Hudson Valley, NY
If you have to ask.....

Mechanical disks *should* be no more difficult to install than normal V-brakes or even cantilevers for that matter. It's just a matter of cutting some cable and housings, etc.

But for somebody who has probably never installed anything more complicated than a blinkie light or a ding bell and tassles to a bike , you'd probably be better off paying the LBS to do it for you.

Or not. After all, they're only brakes, and all they do is slow ya down - who cares if they actually work or not?
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#21653 - 06/13/06 06:14 PM Re: Installing Mechanical disc brakes [Re: d-elvis]
stimpy Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
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Assuming that your frame, fork and both hubs are disk compatible it shouldn't be that difficult. Cutting the cables to the appropriate length is easy with steel cables vs. hydraulic where you have to bleed the system.
BTW, how was Moab?
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