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urbanmadness
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another brake question

Postby urbanmadness » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:00 am



Hey guys,

I have a 82 aspy, Love the bike, it's awesome, everything works. Well other then the stereo that I've replaced.

So, I'd like to start stashing a few parts, specifically brake rotors. As I understand it the 82' aspincade had different rotors then the interstate and standard (mine are vented). Can you use rotors from an interstate?

If I decided to change to '83 wheels (alloys instead of comstars), what would I need to change on the brakes?



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Re: another brake question

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:06 pm

You can't use Interstate rotors, the width is different. The 82 Aspencade brakes truly are unique to all other bikes.

You could switch to the alloy wheels instead of Comstars. I don't *think* the Aspy rotors will bolt onto the Comstars (different bolt pattern/size), which means you'd need 83 rotors and calipers as well.

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Re: another brake question

Postby urbanmadness » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:49 pm

what about changing out calipers and rotors? Will the interstate calipers mount up to the forks?

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Re: another brake question

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:51 am

82 rotors will bolt onto 83 rims without a problem. 83 rims fit the 82 aspy no problems. I did it with zero issues. 8-)
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Re: another brake question

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:07 am

Sorry , to be clear Im talking about Aspy rotors only 8-)
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Re: another brake question

Postby urbanmadness » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:16 pm

Mine's an '82 Aspy.

But I am the market for some front rotors.... Just to have a spare set. If I have to change over to interstate rotors, I need to know what else I need. Maybe I can find a set of wheels with good rotors. who knows. Mine are OK, but they are diffently not "mint"...

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Re: another brake question

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:23 pm

I think it is sooooo funny that everyone assumed you meant the rear rotors and calipers.....lol I did at first you know why? Because you never said for the front :shock: ....I thought the same thing ha ha ha .... Good fake out...I love it.....Hope you figure it out.. Maybe ebay has what you need,, Todd has lots of part bikes I think.... I had a set of rotors turned once at a machine shop,,,costly but like new..

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Re: another brake question

Postby urbanmadness » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:28 pm

Yeah, I've been keeping an eye out on ebay. Just trying to figure which way I want to go with it.

Eventually I'd like all three rotors and matching calipers but I of course do not want linked brakes.

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Re: another brake question

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:41 pm

Oh I know,,, I'm so glad I don't have those... the 83 is the best year but the brakes are linked, hey, have you changed out the brake lines with new ones,,, really made a huge change in my brakes when I did
them....




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