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Brake Fork Problem(6 posts)

Brake Fork ProblemZerotrek
May 23, 2002 8:05 AM
I am building my first road bike. Everything has gone pretty smooth until I tried to install the Shimano 105 brake on the fork. The fork is an Icon Air Rail. The brake does not extend far enough through the fork for the bolt to reach it. Is this common? Am I doing somthing wrong. I hope I don't need a new fork. It came with the Serotta aluminum frame I bought. The only thing I can think of is the bolt is installed from the hole in the bottom of the fork, but I am having difficulty doing that. Any suggestions, ideas? Thank you.
re: Brake Fork Problemgtx
May 23, 2002 8:24 AM
are you sure you're not trying to install the rear brake on the fork?
re: Brake Fork ProblemZerotrek
May 23, 2002 8:31 AM
Unfortunately yes I am sure. The back brake is even shorter.
re: Brake Fork Problemweed
May 23, 2002 8:55 AM
You'll need a longer nut to catch the break bolt. I got one from icycles last year and it worked fine. "Loose screws" also will carry these.
"I hope I don't need a new fork."elviento
May 23, 2002 9:50 AM
faint. get a new nut, not a new fork. $5 vs. $200.
"I hope I don't need a new fork."Zerotrek
May 23, 2002 12:44 PM
I ordered a long nut from Lick Bikes. Didn't realize carbon forks had a different depth then previous forks. Would have been nice if Shimano included both size nuts in the brake package. Thanks for all the help.