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Old 02-15-10, 10:34 PM   #1
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Tecktro Brakes adjustment question

I read on my trusty Zinn Road Bike second edition book, that if your brake pads are not centered there are a couple of ways to center the brake pads with the wheel, brute force or a setscrew, I see the set screw on top of my tecktro brakes its on the right top side opposite the cable side. Now the book says either 3mm or 2mm set screws, my allen key tool only has 3 mm and it clearly doesn't fit, (smaller hex size) So my question is where can I find just a 2mm hex key? I live next to walmart, hopefully they have it I also live near home depot. All I want to buy is 1, 2mm hex key not a bundle. How much does the hex key cost anyone know? And Screw Tecktro and their 2mm B.S., they copied campy style they should have followed shimanos 3mm specifics.
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Brute force is all you need. And it's Tektro. The set-screw changes the spring return tension and the alignment of the brake arms. You should almost always be able to center dual pivots by hand. This should be your primary method.
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Yep, use the wrenches or just grab and twist for the major adjustments. The screw is for fine tuning the last mm or so.

Being in America which is one of the last of the bastions of Imperial measurements you may or may not be able to find a single 2mm hex key at any of the local hardware stores or automotive outlests. It's worth a try to ride the bike around to all of them in your area. But if that doesn't work my suggestion would be to suck it up and buy a NICE bundle that has all the sizes down to even 1.5mm and call it an investment for the future. For sure it is definetly not worth ordering a single hex key from some place. The shipping would kill you.
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Yep, use the wrenches or just grab and twist for the major adjustments. The screw is for fine tuning the last mm or so.

Being in America which is one of the last of the bastions of Imperial measurements you may or may not be able to find a single 2mm hex key at any of the local hardware stores or automotive outlests. It's worth a try to ride the bike around to all of them in your area. But if that doesn't work my suggestion would be to suck it up and buy a NICE bundle that has all the sizes down to even 1.5mm and call it an investment for the future. For sure it is definetly not worth ordering a single hex key from some place. The shipping would kill you.
It would be much cheaper to walk into a shop and buy a multitool. You can get a park one for ~$10.
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