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    quick brake calipher question

    when cleaning the brake calipers on my trek 1000 i lost the small plastic casing that goes around the spring so the spring does not rub against the actual metal. how important is this part? while looking at other bikes i noticed that they did not have this part. is it worth replacing?

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    "Purgatory Central" Wino Ryder's Avatar
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    I would'nt worry too much about that. Some brake calipers dont even have those little plastic pieces you speak of. Just polish the contact area where the brake spring end rests/slides and it should be okay.
    ~ "I like the way the brake cables come out of the top of the levers and loop around to the brake calipers!...I like those downtube shifters too!...No no no, don't take 'em off, don't take 'em off,...leave 'em on, leave 'em on! - Thats right baby!!

    ~BF - Steel Club Member #00051

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    Sometimes knows stuff. rmfnla's Avatar
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    An occasional drop of oil or chain lube (don't ask what kind, please!) will help, too.
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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