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Old Shimano 105 Brakes Setup?(3 posts)

Old Shimano 105 Brakes Setup?toonces
Aug 14, 2003 10:41 AM
I was working on a friend's road bike and was having trouble adjusting the brakes. They are an old set of Shimano 105 calipers but do not have the little centering screw on the caliper arm. It does have the anchor bolt, then a nut between the frame/fork and caliper body, then a third nut with cone tip on the very end of the entire assembly.

I didn't much mess with the cone tipped nut. After reinstalling the brakes, all I did was tighten the anchor bolt, then use a 14mm cone wrench to twist the middle nut to center the brake. It seemed to work, but I didn't have confidence that the brake would stay centered. Can this be right? Will it hold the way it is? Any info is appreciated.
You did it right...russw19
Aug 14, 2003 11:49 AM
That's how you do it. Otherwise you can just grab the body of the caliper and pull it to where ever you need it to be, then tighten up the fixing bolt or allen nut, whichever is on there.

re: Old Shimano 105 Brakes Setup?LC
Aug 14, 2003 4:22 PM
It is not quite that easy to center the old single pivot brakes. You sometimes also have to tap the spring to slide it over to one side or the other.