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Brakes and CF seat stays(8 posts)

Brakes and CF seat staysSamDC
Nov 12, 2002 12:26 PM
I received my DEAN Culebra SCi yesterday (nice bike btw) and am having trouble keeeping the brake calipers lined up. Anybody else have this problem? I am thinking about putting some of those jagged washers on. Is this a bad idea? Thanks!
Is the nut too long?Dave Hickey
Nov 12, 2002 12:40 PM
If the nut bottoms out on the bolt, you'll never get the calipers tight enough. Different rear stays require different length nuts.
I'll have to check that.SamDC
Nov 12, 2002 12:50 PM
it seems to be about the right length. I'm able to tighten the but on pretty tight, but the calipers still rotate a bit.
I'll have to check that.Dave Hickey
Nov 12, 2002 1:00 PM
Just try some regular washers between the calipers and the stays.
the brake's bolt hole collar is made of carbon fiber?Tig
Nov 12, 2002 12:49 PM
I'd expect every CF seat stay to have an aluminum or Ti collar inserted, much like a CF fork. If so, the knurled washers that are part of the standard modern brake caliper mounting hardware should work. If the brake bolt hole is surrounded by CF only, I'd be a little scared!
no metal sleeve...SamDC
Nov 12, 2002 12:54 PM
I don't have the bike in front of me, but if memory serves me correctly, there is no metal sleeve in the bolt hole. The diameter is just large enough to fit the mounting bolt through it.

It's a pretty standard Columbus Carve CF seat stay.

Thanks for you help.
Campy stays, Shimano doesn't. :) nmNo_sprint
Nov 12, 2002 12:56 PM
use the washers!(nm)merckx56
Nov 12, 2002 1:41 PM