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Help, brake nut will not recess into carbon fork...kamss
Mar 31, 2003 11:23 AM
well, it's my first time building up a road bike (i've built up about 6 mtn. bikes), and i am having a problem with the brake nut of my front brake. i'm having trouble getting the front brake nut to recess into the reynold ouzo pro fork that i have paired with my titus drop-u frame. my local bike shop said i can carefully ream the hole so the nut would recess in. what would be the best way to ream the hole? does reynolds include a special nut with the fork? this is the only issue i am having with the build up, everything else is pretty much done, and i'll post some porn in the general forum soon.
cheers and thanks in advance with any help.
could it be too long? nmDougSloan
Mar 31, 2003 11:25 AM
Reynolds comes with a special nut -- standard won't work (nm)TJeanloz
Mar 31, 2003 11:49 AM
re: Help, brake nut will not recess into carbon fork...Rusty Coggs
Mar 31, 2003 11:55 AM
I would not go reaming the fork.I modified the head of a parts box binder bolt with a dremel tool,then used a correct size flat washer under it.Works perfectly.
re: Help, brake nut will not recess into carbon fork...tookie
Mar 31, 2003 12:35 PM
my reynolds fork came with a special, longer brake nut. i would call them and have them send you one.
thanks all...kamss
Mar 31, 2003 12:58 PM
wow...alot of respones in a short amt. of time. i'll try to give reynolds a call, but it looks tough, i can't find a usa phone number...any one have their u.s. contact info?
U.S. # 760-798-8008 (nm)TJeanloz
Mar 31, 2003 1:05 PM
Learning to use Google might help you a lot...
thanks, it's in the mail! nmkamss
Mar 31, 2003 1:14 PM
re: Help, brake nut will not recess into carbon fork...Eric_H
Mar 31, 2003 1:25 PM
Make sure you have the proper Reynolds long-collar brake nut. It is titanium and probably double the length of a standard brake nut.

One Ouzo Pro fork I have has a very tight tolerance for the brake nut. I think the the clear coat was a little thick and the nut was VERY tight to insert. I had to put a bit of grease on it to get it in there. It is possible if you had the fork painted that a bit of paint overspray is making the fit very tight. I would first ensure you have the correct nut, and then try a bit of grease on the sleeve. Once you have it inserted a bit you can start threading it onto the brake bolt and use the caliper against the front of the fork to suck the brake nut in.