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Mavic 700c Brake Post Adapter

Most people in the US market only know Mavic for their rims and wheels, and more recently their helmets and shoes. At times in the past, and mainly for the European market, Mavic has had all manner of bicycle components available, including entire groupsets. For tinkerers the pictured new old stock Mavic brake post adapter can be a handy piece to have available. Meant to convert a 26″ mountain frame to a 700c commuter the plate mounts on the existing brake posts and adds another set of them further up the stays or fork to match the larger diameter 700c rim. As far as I can tell these are long out of production, but available in the backs of dusty shops and through various web sources, even if some of them are asking collector-like prices for what was meant as an economical adapter.

5 Comments

  1. bergerandfriesMarch 19, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I was able to change a 1980s bike from 26″ to 700c by just using the brake bridge to mount calipers instead of cantilevers. Also, you could change out the fork to deal with the front brake issue, so you could get by with just one of the Mavics if you found one.

  2. Fatty McBastardMarch 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Whiel the Mavic ones may be long out of production, a similar product is and will most likely continue to be available through Xtracycle for those that want to use the Freeradical kit with 700c wheels.

    http://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-bicycles/xtracycle-cargo-accessories/small-parts/v-brake-adapter-700c.html

  3. JoeMarch 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    We have three of these hanging on a rack at the shop I work at and I’ve always wondered what the hell they were. If anyone wants ‘em then feel free to look up Cycles Unlimited, Springfield, MO.

  4. Skid MarksMarch 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

    You can also use Paul comp moto brakes as well the reach is long enough

  5. JoeMarch 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    and we’re sold out.

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