surly old man
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Carlisle, PA
Bikes: IRO Mark V, Karate Monkey half fat, Trek 620 IGH, Cannondale 26/24 MTB, Amp Research B3, and more.
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older nutted brakes on newer fork
In a fit of desperation I had to convert a threadless fork to threaded. One unforseen consequence was that the newer style fork has the recessed nut holes to mount the brakes. I would really like to use an old nutted brake for that wheel.
The bolt for the old caliper is much smaller than the recessed hole on the fork. But I have already found a nice little sleeve that fits snugly around the bolt and snugly in the hole. It even has a shoulder on the sleeve to keep it in position one I tighten down a nut on it.
I cannot think of any reason why this will not work or be unsafe.
Can I do this?