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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:40 am    Post subject: front brake problems Reply with quote

I just received a front brake that I ordered from IRO and it does not fit. The bolt that would attach it to the bike is too short. If I am looking for a replacement how do I know that it will be long enough to fit my bike?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject: bolt Reply with quote

I am sure that somebody makes that specific bolt. If not you could always go to Home Boy Depot and get some allthread and nuts to make your own.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is the brake made to fit a fork crown with a recessed brake bolt (the other part of the bolt that screws in from the backside of the fork crown)?

If that's the case, the actual threaded part of the brake that goes in from the front is usually shorter, and the other threaded sleeve fits in through the back and the two are threaded together to tighten the brake assembly together. In cases like this, the brake caliper usually comes with several different sized threaded sleeves to fit a variety of different fork crown widths... I have a bunch of extra ones if you want to try them out.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

also drew, depending on the design, you might not be able to change the bolt. some of them are integrated, some not, you'll have to disassemble to find out
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:15 pm    Post subject: front brake problems Reply with quote

If theres a front to rear movement of the front tires/wheels when you brake, the bushings need replacing these usually go first. If you can squeeze the ball joint with water pump pliers at 12 & 6 & get any movement then the ball joint is bad.
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