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Old 10-05-10, 06:08 PM   #1
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Replacing canti-studs?

Hi all, I'm replacing the crappy dia-compe 986 brakes that came stock on my 93 C'dale t700. I'm throwing on an older pair of shimano canti-levers, until I can afford my v-brake update.

(the reason being, I hate the dia-compe adjustment, and one side ended up PUSHING against my rim, not away from it).

My issue is I think somewhere along the lines the front canti-studs were mushroomed slighty. I can't get the shimano brakes to fit over the ends. However the same pair works on the rear studs.

There doesn't seem to be a way to replace these. I've seen removable ones on my roomie's c'dale mtb, but those had wrench flats at the base.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-05-10, 06:12 PM   #2
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take a metal file to it.
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or sandpaper to smooth out the mushroom . also with some there like a cross cut in the back and you can use a screwdriver to tighten it .
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Old 10-05-10, 06:22 PM   #4
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There's a lot of them that are not screw mounted. If your fork is steel then likely they used the one piece braze on types. If the end is stretched due to someone getting carried away with tightening the retention screws then you'll want to file off the bulge.
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Old 10-05-10, 06:56 PM   #5
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Yeah, its a steel fork, (Even on a C'dale lol). No screwdriver slots I can find.

Got them filed down though, and the new brakes on the posts. This is the first time I've taken them off since I bought the bike last November. Someone must have really torqued the bejesus out of them!
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