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So Im a poor high school student, and i want to upgrade to disk breaks someday, but getting the brakes are expensive and my current Deore LX hubs do not have rotor attachment thingy so would need to shell out $200 or so dollars to buy a new set a rims. Any way, i was surfing Jenson USA.com and i found these adapters by Problem Solvers, and they attach to your hub so you can mount a rotor. So I was wondering if something like this works and if anyone has had experience with it. Thanks
P.S. People always ask but it never seems to matter, i ride a Cannondale Super V1000
 

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1. It's "brake", not "break".
2. You won't need new rims, just hubs.
3. The Problem Solvers adapters are probably for using 6 bolt rotors on centerlock hubs. As far as I know, there is no such thing as an adapter to convert non disc hubs to disc hubs.
4. V-brakes work fine. You really don't need disc brakes. Wait until you can afford a new bike with good hydraulic disc brakes. For now, just use good brake pads like Kool Stop, keep your cables running smooth, and keep your brakepads aligned properly.
 

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Thor makes good sense... make what you have work right.

Make a good up-grade when you are ready....don't cheese out do to lack of funds.
 

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For entry level trail use, its cheaper to purchase a set of wheels that are disc brake compatible. Going with new hubs requires new spokes and total rebuilding of both wheels, which will add additional cost in both parts and labor.
 

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I looked at the part from Problem Solvers and it is to adapt a center lock hub to a 6 bolt disc. Its not what you need. I dont think that part exists, not really sure how you could make it actually.

I agree with everyone else. There are some V brakes that work plenty well. When funds allow, either sell what you have to get some extra money, or just buy a new bike outright.

Besides your wheels not having the mounting surface, does your fork or frame have mounts? If so, and your completely set on putting discs on it, I would check local bike shops for take offs. For instance, I just bought a new bike and switched out the front wheel when I bought the bike. The bike shop is now selling my "old" front wheel for $100. Its a fairly decent wheel too. It may take a while to find stuff like this, but it is out there.
 

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I'm a poor high school student too. Back around the New Year I also considered converting to discs; I'd found unused BB7s on Craiglist for $70 (? I don't know. I just remember it was a steep discount. I also had a list of wheelsets online that were right around $100.

However, the BB7s dude never emailed me back, and I soon decided to bin the whole venture. The upgrade would've cost me half of what I'd originally paid for the bike! So I decided to just raise funds. I bought a road bike instead, and I'm selling the mountain bike to a friend. I'm also now tutoring three times a week; $15 an hour to do stuff I've been doing for years is a pretty damn sweet deal. I'm also selling my drumset, as I realize that I haven't practiced in a few months, and I really only have enough moola for no expensive hobbies. Upgraditis is just as bad for drummers as it is for cyclists.

Sell a bike. Get a job.Keep saving for a good complete bike with discs already on it. Hell, sell yourself if you must. :thumbsup:
 

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P.S. People always ask but it never seems to matter, i ride a Cannondale Super V1000
This might matter. I am not a Cannondale expert - but, I am pretty sure that some years of the Super V only had v-brake bosses. If true, it makes it almost impossible to adapt discs to the bike. Ask this on the Cannondale forum, and tell them what year the bike is.

I agree with earlier posts about the adapto - unless you have center lock rims (unlikely on this bike), that adaptoer wont work.
 
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