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Old 10-27-06, 12:10 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-27-06, 12:35 PM   #2
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I have never tried it, buyt it sounds perfectly safe and reasonable to me.

I would do it if I were in your situation.
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At www.rivbike.com in the online store under brakes they have a picture of plastic sleeves they sell for exactly your purpose. Go look at them. If your sleeve is the same you've already solved your problem.
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good enough for me! I consider that problem solved. next case danno.
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