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Hey Guys, new here but a long time Mt Bike rider. Have really slowed down on riding in the past few years but starting to get back into it. Have a '95 Cannondale Super-V 700 with V-brakes. Would really like to do a disc brake swap. For those of you that know the bike, you will know that the bike does not have disc brake adaptable hubs or caliper installation holes/brackets.

So... aside form getting new rims to accept brake discs, is there adapters on the market that I can mount to both my fork and rear swing arm to bolt the calipers to? I see A2Z makes a rear adapter that might work with some messaging, but the front looks to be my biggest dilema.

Thanks in advance
Buddy P
 

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dogonfr said:
You might want to ride a modern bike to spoil your thoughts of upgrading a trusty ol stead. :thumbsup:
yeah I had thought about that, was just checking out a scalpal frame but for the price difference I just can't justify it yet... I bought this bike new in '97 (yeah it was a leftover) and is still in great shape. I've upgraded some of the ergo's already and am quit comfy on it. At minimal I'll keep the V brake's and just upgrade rims/tires. I probably will be doing most of my riding on the road anyway.
 

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buddyp said:
yeah I had thought about that, was just checking out a scalpal frame but for the price difference I just can't justify it yet... I bought this bike new in '97 (yeah it was a leftover) and is still in great shape. I've upgraded some of the ergo's already and am quit comfy on it. At minimal I'll keep the V brake's and just upgrade rims/tires. I probably will be doing most of my riding on the road anyway.
Heck if the rims & spokes are in good condition but a little bent just true them. :cornut:

X-Post to the Cdale forum there should be a abundance of info on your question there. :rockon:

http://forums.mtbr.com/forumdisplay.php?f=24
 

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There are adapters for the existing non disc compatible wheelset out there like these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110213304414&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=001

Besdes the A2z rear disc adapter there is also these that work quite well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Bike-Rear-D...VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

Your front fork are the only problem as there are no adapters for non disc fork to become disc compatible. You might have to buy a used head shok (1999 or later that are disc ready), Lefty or get an headset adapter to use regular forks that are disc compatible.

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