Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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I'm not sure why an adjuster would slide in only half way since they the threaded section isn't tapered. If you mean it slides the threaded section slides in up to the head, that's fine. Use a nut as the stop/adjuster. If it stops about half way because of some kind of taper or burr in the housing stop itself, see if you can enlarge the hole enough for the barrel to drop through cleanly.
If the Stops ID is too small and will only accept a ferrule, either put an in-line adjuster up near the levers or, if possible, replace the hanger with one having a built in adjuster.
It goes without saying that if you're using Mtb style brake levers that have an adjuster, you don't need another one.
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