For some reason I feel that I should apologize for the following blog entry. It is going to be a bit on the bike “techy” side and I just usually do not do that kind of entry. So sorry but too bad. You are going to have to read it because you have already started. At the very least, just look at the pictures.
Here goes, my singlespeed got a bit of an upgrade this winter. I got disc brakes put on and the bike got repainted at the same time. Before the addition of the disc brakes I used a Phil Wood flip-flop rear hub (which I love). With the disc brakes I couldn’t continue to use this hub as the brake rotor could not be mounted on the hub. Such was the situation until Hugh and the guys at True North Cycles discovered a company in California making a disc adapter.
So I ordered this:
…from Broakland / Montano Velo in Oakland, California. This little beauty allows me to mount my disc rotor to the adapter which then gets screwed onto the one side of the hub. And voila! My Phil flip-flop hub can now take a disc brake rotor!
And here it is mounted on the rotor and then on the rear wheel. Pretty cool and much cheaper than getting a whole new rear hub!