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Can I turn a cantilever brake bike into a disc brake bike? Answered

I want to put disc brakes onto my bike because my other brakes are going bad. Disc brakes are also more effective at stopping you in bad weather.

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masterbuilder (author)2014-10-10

My brother converted his linear-pull brake bike to run with disc brakes. Depending on the bike, You'll need:

1) Disc brake mounts on the frame and fork.

2) New wheels/hubs, ones that have the threaded holes for mounting a disc. The bike shop I work at sells a wheel like this for about 50 dollars.

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lewsidius (author)2011-12-20

yes
any thing is possible this site is proof
:)
the mind is more powerful than computers!
https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-29er-Bicycle/step5/Weld-on-disk-brake-mount/

https://www.instructables.com/id/EXTREME-FAT-TIRE-BICYCLE/step14/Disc-brake/

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matosmeister (author)2010-06-24

you should be carefull, older bikes that weren't designed to be fitted with disc brakes may not handle the added stress; and also you should check for clearance( does the disc scratch on the frame/ fork when the wheel is tightened?)

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Karletto555 (author)2010-02-15

my Merida has mountings alread welded on the fork and seatstays.
ready to go. check on your bike

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airsofter1 (author)2010-02-15

Is there a kit I could buy to " retrofit " disc brakes onto it or would I have to make it fit?

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lemonie (author)2010-02-15

Are you looking for where to buy, what type of wheels do you have, how much do you want to spend?

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