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bad dura ace calipers?(4 posts)

bad dura ace calipers?eddieH
May 1, 2001 9:07 PM
I bought a set of new D/A calipers from nashbar a week back and the left, rear arm was bent so that the pad would not hit the rim flush. instead the pad would be a few degrees toed-in. the right rear arm and both of the front's were fine (exactly flush with the rim).
I had them send me another set and the exact same problem!!! is this the way they should be? or is nashbar trying to get me to accept reject calipers from shimano at full price?

then to top it off, the customer service guy (someone from the tech dept) said that i should bend the arm or wait for the pads to wear down... but shouldn't they be good from the beginning?

anyone had any similar problems with the brakes??? or am i just being taken for a ride?
re: bad dura ace calipers?fuzzybunnies
May 1, 2001 10:45 PM
Road brakes should naturally have some toe in to them though not very much. Pretty much all the brakes that show up on the road bikes are like this, one side hits flush while the other is a little over toed, as the customer service guy says you can bend them a tiny bit. It's really only a problem if the brakes are toed the wrong way, also a some what common problem. TTFN
re: bad dura ace calipers?eddieH
May 2, 2001 7:50 AM
but when I installed the front set of brakes, both pads were hitting the rim flush... are you sure this is the way they should be? it just seems a little strange

100% Normal,TJeanloz
May 2, 2001 8:26 AM
It's normal for the arms to not be perfectly toed out of the box. Park even makes a special tool to bend the arms into place.