Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

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Valbrona
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Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby Valbrona » 23 Nov 2018, 10:05pm

I use 6 bolt wheels at the moment. The new wheels I am about to buy are centrelock, and I plan to run them with my existing 6 bolt discs on centrelock to 6 bolt adapters. Brakes are mechanical.

Anyone report problems with adapters? Like contact with the calipers?

Yes I know I could use centrelock discs.

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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby rjb » 24 Nov 2018, 12:54pm

The centrelock to 6 bolt adaptors cost more than a new front hub. :shock: Shimano M525 6 bolt disc hubs appear to be widely available for under a tenner. :wink:
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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby alexnharvey » 24 Nov 2018, 6:35pm

More like 99p! Not got round to fitting my cheapo yet.

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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby rjb » 24 Nov 2018, 6:49pm

alexnharvey wrote:More like 99p! Not got round to fitting my cheapo yet.


Spill the beans, cheapest I've seen for a centrelock hub is about a tenner. Those cheapie ones on fleabag are for converting a standard threaded hub not a centrelock one with a serated collar. :wink:
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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby alexnharvey » 24 Nov 2018, 7:47pm

Ah, I've been misled by the description and being unfamiliar with disc brakes until recently.

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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby reohn2 » 24 Nov 2018, 7:50pm

Centre lock hubs work well with 6 bolt adapters, we have them on the Circe tandem,no problems :)
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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby RickH » 24 Nov 2018, 8:08pm

I have thought (& I know this thinking lark can be a dangerous thing!) that if you were going to run discs for an epic tour then centrelok hubs with 6 bolt adapters might be a sensible option then you can choose either if you have to get replacement rotors in the back of beyond.

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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby Valbrona » 24 Nov 2018, 8:37pm

reohn2 wrote:Centre lock hubs work well with 6 bolt adapters, we have them on the Circe tandem,no problems :)


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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby Brucey » 24 Nov 2018, 10:09pm

there is more than one type of centrelock converter and they may behave differently.

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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby Cosmicbike » 24 Nov 2018, 10:12pm

I use the genuine Shimano ones, ordered from Rose Bikes. Less than £10 and work perfectly with no alignment change between my regular 6 bolt wheels and those with the adaptor. 6 bolt discs are much cheaper than centrelock too

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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby Brucey » 24 Nov 2018, 10:25pm

there is even more than one shimano one, eg SM-RTAD10 or SM-RTAD5

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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby Gattonero » 25 Nov 2018, 11:44am

Valbrona wrote:I use 6 bolt wheels at the moment. The new wheels I am about to buy are centrelock, and I plan to run them with my existing 6 bolt discs on centrelock to 6 bolt adapters. Brakes are mechanical.

Anyone report problems with adapters? Like contact with the calipers?

Yes I know I could use centrelock discs.

Thanks.


the problem you have is that Center-Lock wheels are mostly still considered as "medium-high range" so the rotors that will be fitted are going to be the expensive ones, and as such the adapters do cost some money.
The cheapest one I could see is still about £10/each
https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/a2z-cent ... uLEALw_wcB
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But you can find a cheap new rotor for the same price!
https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/shimano-sm ... lsrc=aw.ds

I won't consider rebuilding the wheel with a new hub, it adds considerable labour costs.
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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby reohn2 » 25 Nov 2018, 11:58am

Gattonero wrote: .........But you can find a cheap new rotor for the same price!
https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/shimano-sm ... clsrc=aw.d .


How much for the locking collar? :wink:
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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby Gattonero » 25 Nov 2018, 12:03pm

reohn2 wrote:
Gattonero wrote: .........But you can find a cheap new rotor for the same price!
https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/shimano-sm ... clsrc=aw.d .


How much for the locking collar? :wink:


I think the lockring comes altogether?
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Re: Six bolt adapters for centrelock hubs

Postby reohn2 » 25 Nov 2018, 12:08pm

Gattonero wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Gattonero wrote: .........But you can find a cheap new rotor for the same price!
https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/shimano-sm ... clsrc=aw.d .


How much for the locking collar? :wink:


I think the lockring comes altogether?

It's shown as seperate in the illustration.
I've just checked on Ebay and with locking collar they're around £12 to £15,but the catch is in the Shimano description they're only to be used with resin pads.
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