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Ultegra Brakes(3 posts)

Ultegra BrakesRossconi
Jun 11, 2001 9:44 AM
After installing new pads, I noticed that the left hand side of the brake flexes and moves slightly back and forward when the left pad is pushed forward with my finger. It still happens even after making sure that every part of the brake is screwed in tight. This movement is more obvious in the front brake. I,m just asking if this movement is normal in a brake, I have about 1000 miles on the bike. i'd be thankful if anyone knows anything aout this.
re: Ultegra Brakesgrz mnky
Jun 12, 2001 1:06 PM
First, some movement is normal. Nothing is infinitely stiff. However getting one pad/arm moving more than the other is not good. Is there a chance that the bike has been crashed? Stuff gets tweaked but still looks fine - this happened on a buddy's bike. Unless you remove the caliper and mess with the pivot adjusting bolt and locking nuts you will not tighten up the mechanism.
ThanksRossconi
Jun 13, 2001 3:17 AM
I took it apart last night and tightend the locking nut, seems to have done the trick. Thanks for the advice.