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Mr T
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early Hope disc

Postby Mr T » 29 May 2019, 5:25pm

Has anyone got one of these disc rotors in good condition they would like to sell? It is an early Hope disc.
This one has a crack in it at the top in the picture.
I didn't really want to buy a new caliper hub and disc and rebuild the wheel if I can just replace the rotor.
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reohn2
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Re: early Hope disc

Postby reohn2 » 29 May 2019, 5:58pm

Failing finding a replacement could the rotor not be seperated from the centre section(it appears to be bolted in place) and a new one be lazer cut by an engineering firm?
Or even by Hope themselves perhaps.
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Brucey
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Re: early Hope disc

Postby Brucey » 29 May 2019, 10:39pm

you might be able to find what is required on e-bay e.g.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hope-C2-Brakes-and-Discs-on-Mavic-Hope-Wheelset-Vintage/333209710417

Another possibility is that you could have a different type of disc machined to accept the Hope mountings. Some current discs even have a five bolt spider mounting that looks vaguely similar

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RickH
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Re: early Hope disc

Postby RickH » 31 May 2019, 11:48pm

As R2 says have you tried Hope themselves?

01282 851400 and press 3
service@hopetech.com

Hope wrote:We no longer service Sport and Pro model brakes (including XC4) and Mono 6 Ti brakes (Ti pistons only). Some spares are still available for these brakes, so please check with your local dealer or preferred supplier before pulling them in bits yourself! We do have a lot of spares for almost everything we've ever done, but at some point we just have to say no!

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Re: early Hope disc

Postby Gattonero » 1 Jun 2019, 11:10am

Since those calipers won't give you much adjustment, my advice would be to stay within the same rotor to avoid disappointment after a lot of work makes a rotor that is offset to the caliper.
Have a look on Retrobike uk forum, I'm sure you can find one at some point.
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Re: early Hope disc

Postby ratherbeintobago » 1 Jun 2019, 7:32pm

Mr T wrote:I didn't really want to buy a new caliper hub and disc and rebuild the wheel if I can just replace the rotor.


Being unhelpful, I’d be surprised if a current Hope disc wouldn’t work with the caliper?