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Record Brakes won't fit new frame. Retaining rod too short.(3 posts)

Record Brakes won't fit new frame. Retaining rod too short.maurizio
Jul 10, 2003 7:45 AM
I am switching my gruppo over to a new Carbon frame from a Titanium frame.
I tried to install the brakes and the rods (on the brakes) that passes through the frame and fork are not long enough. For example, in the rear, my ti frames brake bridge is similar to what one would find on a steel bike.
On the new carbon frame, this area is far thicker which does not allow the bolt to reach the threads.
Is this common? Given that it's Campy, a longer rod (spare part) is surely available, but is this the correct fix?
Thanks for your help.
Background. Old Frame, Bianchi Mega Ti. New frame, Fondriest Carbon.
longer nutterry b
Jul 10, 2003 7:55 AM
you need one of these, I had the same problem and stole one from a fork I had lying about.

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Brake&sc=Recessed%20Nut&tc=&item_id=LS-0051OB&id=59865104035
re: Record Brakes won't fit new frame. Retaining rod too short.wwchang
Jul 10, 2003 11:25 AM
i had the same issue when i went from a trad fork to a carbon fork. i got a longer nut/sleeve that's made by Problem Solvers, which I think is QBP's brand, so any bike shop should be able to order it.

also, your carbon frame manufacturer should have these extensions as well. kestrel provides them so others might as well?