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    Senior Member arimajol's Avatar
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    problem mounting brake calipers

    hi!
    so i'm building up this old frame. it is drilled for non-recessed brake calipers. no problem, put some campy nuovo records on there, right? oh, wait, the hole for mounting the front caliper is too close to the crown race (that's what its called, right?) and nuts and washers won't sit flush on the fork. am i missing something? i don't want to ride it with the nut tightened up all diagonally like that. i know that this frame works because i rode it before i bought it. any suggestions?
    thanks!

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    There are "saddle washers" available to fit between the front of the fork crown and the caliper and/or the rear of the fork crown and the brake nut to compensate for the curve of the crown and to gain clearance for the caliper and nut. Any bike shop will have them.

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    Senior Member arimajol's Avatar
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    saddle washer. alright, thanks!

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    You don't need to buy anything special. Simply grind or file a flat or bevel on the washers and spacers as needed to clear the race.
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