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Old 01-14-08, 05:03 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-14-08, 07:49 PM   #2
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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.
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An occasional drop of oil or chain lube (don't ask what kind, please!) will help, too.
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