Hydraulic brake conversion
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    Sep 2003

    Hydraulic brake conversion

    Anyone with any experience with the old Magura hydraulic rim brake from the 90's? I'm wondering if you can use it with a disc brake. Change the lines and connect it with a modern brake.

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    Can you clarify what you mean please? Going out on a limb I'd guess that you mean use HS66/77 levers with a disc caliper but it's not clear. Perhaps you're referring to the HS11/22/33?

    FWIW if my guess is correct I have doubts that it would work properly. Most master cylinders (levers) are matched to the particular caliper and I'm pretty sure that the HS series were closed systems and most discs are open systems. I suppose anything can be made to work with enough money, time and effort though.....
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    Wait until next year and you won't have to worry about it: Integrated hydraulic reservoirs in SRAM Red Hoods
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    Brake Therapy conversion kits? I have an old Cross bike that I want to put disc brakes on. Has anyone ever tried the conversion kits from Brake Therapy.com? I think mine uses road rear hub spacing; does anyone even make road disc wheels?

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