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Help, brake nut will not recess into carbon fork...(9 posts)
|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? nm||DougSloan|
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.|
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! nm||kamss|
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.