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brake install help(3 posts)

brake install helpJohnIV
Dec 3, 2002 5:18 AM
I'm taking my Campy off of my old frame, and putting it on my new Orbea frame. A problem I've run into is that the bolt on the front brake that mounts to the fork is too long. The nut that you put on the back side is tight before the brake is tight against the fork. My question is do I cut the bolt to get the brake tight against the fork, or do I put another spacer in the front? Would putting the spacer mess up the front wheel/brake interface? Thanks for the help.
re: brake install helpRusty Coggs
Dec 3, 2002 5:35 AM
Get a shorter binder bolt or use a spacer either front or back,depending on what works best.
re: brake install helpSpoke Wrench
Dec 3, 2002 8:06 AM
I'm betting that you need a shorter nut. You should be able to get one through an LBS. It's possible that as more people switch from steel to carbon forks, your LBS may have a drawer full of short recessed brake nuts and, if they like you, may just give you the one that you need.

Using spacers seems to me like kind of a crude solution for a nice bike.