n00b question about wheels

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  1. Mike Hunt

    Mike Hunt New Member

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    rear wheel disk brake hub on a bike that wasn't designed for disk brakes? i want to upgrade to disk brake hub so i can use it to mount the sprocket. what to check for to make sure it fits?
     
  2. azbill

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    I am using a disc mounted sprocket (almost 6k miles on it)
    my Jag wasn't built with a caliper mount, so I guess that's what you were asking
     

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  3. Mike Hunt

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    wait, you need the disk to mount the sprocket? i thought you could just use the holes for mounting the disk to mount the sprocket. or is yours set up to use the rear disk brake as well?
     
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    I did that for chain alignment
    some frames might work bolting direct to hub
     
  5. Mike Hunt

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    is the axle width standard for mountain bikes or are there different sizes? aside from diameter and rim width, what other parameters do i need to specify when purchasing wheels?
     
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    I bought a wheelset off the net, and it fit....so I am thinking it's a standard size thing
     
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    be carefull there are 2 6 bolt disc patterns i have found. The wheel i tried with a disc brake mount the flange sat to close to the outer frame but this could have been just my bike or wheel as it works for azbill.
     
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    Woke late and didn't have glasses on and read "Nub question about girls" Might have been wishful thinking.

    Post lots of pictures
     
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    Good one Dan!
    Also several companies, including my own, make adapters for disc hubs so that your chain alignment is right. Usually your sprocket is adusted in toward the wheel more than the disc would be.
     
  10. Mike Hunt

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    where can i find more info on the adapter for disk brake hubs? i looked on firebellycycles.com and only the home page shows, all the links take me to an error page.
     
  11. akeyma

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    Because I don't know much I can answer one of your questions that no one else seemed to.
    While waiting for my new wheel bought a junker for $5.00 and put the rag joint on so I could ride. Wheel was too narrow after I shimmed axel wasn't long enough for my frame without bending it in don't want to do that for a temporary wheel.
    Anyway, bike shop tells me there are five different width hub.
     
  12. BostonBiker

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    standard MTB rear hubs are 135mm, and the standard rotor mount is the 6 bolt pattern... i've built my share of MTB wheels, for myself and others...
     
  13. Mike Hunt

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    where is this measurement taken? is that how far apart the frame is where the wheel is mounted?
     
  14. BostonBiker

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    i have a pic of the 6 bolt pattern... but it wont upload...

    hub measurement appears to be the nut on each side...
     

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