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Adding brake mounts

#1 2015-12-08 11:26am

Revshag
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Adding brake mounts

I am looking at a used frame that is brake-less. With estimated costs for welding brake mount lugs drilling Gyro tab mounting holes it would be about 1/2 what a brand new frame would cost.

Are there any issues or concerns I should be aware of with changing the frame from brake-less to "brake-ful"?

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Chris

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#2 2015-12-09 7:54pm

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Re: Adding brake mounts

Why not get a frame that has these things rather than incur all those extra costs? Is it just to do something different?


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#3 2015-12-10 6:59am

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Re: Adding brake mounts

Adding mounts to a frame is actually not too expensive. If somebody quoted you a price that is almost half of what a new frame costs, I would strongly suggest shopping around and comparing prices at other places.

I have had mounts added onto frames by both Standard and S&M, and they were both reasonably priced. Keep in mind you will have to pay shipping both ways unless you live near one of them.


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#4 2015-12-20 11:39pm

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Re: Adding brake mounts

Why not just go with evolution bolt on v-brake post?? I believe they work as 990 posts as well.  Mr tick sells them too. Much cheaper than brazing/welding on posts. ... just my .02 cents. John.


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#5 2015-12-21 8:53am

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Re: Adding brake mounts

You may also be able to use a 990 plate.
https://www.danscomp.com/products/48905 … Plate.html

They're designed to go on the fork for a front brake.  But, you can also put them on the rear, if there is a drilled hole you can use as a mount and you rig up a cable stop somehow.


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#6 2015-12-21 11:14am

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Re: Adding brake mounts

milhous wrote:

Adding mounts to a frame is actually not too expensive. If somebody quoted you a price that is almost half of what a new frame costs, I would strongly suggest shopping around and comparing prices at other places.

I have had mounts added onto frames by both Standard and S&M, and they were both reasonably priced. Keep in mind you will have to pay shipping both ways unless you live near one of them.

Yes. I picked up a brakeless LIVE WIRE and I inquired with the FBM shop what it'd cost and it was very reasonable. I haven't done it yet, but plan to after the holidays.





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#7 2020-10-15 7:16am

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Re: Adding brake mounts

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