disc adapter is up and running

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!

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mari on April 3rd 2010 in Cycling

5 Responses to “disc adapter is up and running”

  1. Nick responded on 26 Apr 2010 at 9:45 am #

    That’s pretty awesome! Also hilarious, as the “tricky hipsters” are usually trying to get the opposite adapter – to mount a fixed cog to a disc flange.
    Y’all should get together and just swap hubs ;)

  2. Andre responded on 12 May 2010 at 5:47 am #

    Curious…how do you control the lateral rotor alignment with the callipers?

  3. mari responded on 12 May 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    The disc adapter piece sets the rotor up in a position that is close to it’s usual position so not much adjustment was required. The discs that I am running are Avid BB7’s and I was able to adjust the alignment of the caliper on the rotor.

  4. steveb responded on 31 May 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    im trying to get one of these for myself, how did you get ahold of one? I cant find any contact info for Broakland outside of myspace.

  5. mari responded on 01 Jun 2010 at 8:01 am #

    Hey Steve,
    I got the adapter through the guys at Montano Velo. http://www.montanovelo.com
    I emailed Jason who got me set up. Good luck!

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