Bicycle Mechanics - newbie disc caliper mount issue
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05-11-08, 12:00 AM
I'm installing some Forte (Performance Bike) mechanical disc brakes on my bike, starting with the front. Following the kit's instructions, I've mounted the "front" adapter to the caliper, then bolted the adapter part to the front disc brake mounts on the fork, all using the supplied bolts. Unfortunately, the latter bolts stick out far enough past the adapter that I'm concerned they could hit the rotor (see photo; rotor shown by yellow, bolt by red). Is my best bet just to try to find a 1mm thick washer or two to fit between the head of the bolt and the IS fork mount?
05-11-08, 08:51 AM
Yeah, adding washers would be the easiest solution. You could also get shorter bolts if you want to save...a gram? lol. Looks like the tab mount on your fork is narrower than most, making the bolts too long...
05-11-08, 09:35 AM
If it was my bike I'd either buy some shorter bolts or grind down the ones that I had. I'd hate to have to look at a cobbled together installation every time I rode the bike.
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