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Old 11-13-08, 11:33 PM   #1
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Brooks tension pin fell out.

I picked a used B17 and have been riding it. It seemed soft, so I was going to give it a turn. When I looked at the nose the tension pin is not sitting inside the hole. I can't figure out how to get it back in. I don't want to turn the nut to far for fear of stretching the leather too much before the pin slips back in. It currently rest in the nose piece and not aligned with the front hole.

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Old 11-14-08, 04:22 AM   #2
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The tension bolt head slides into the slot of the tension shackle at the forward end of the nose. It's tension nut pushes against the frame. Try backing the nut off towards the nose to release all tension, then try sliding the tension bolt head into the tension shackle slot. Then tighten the tension bolt nut against the frame until the degree of tautness desired is achieved.

Here's a picture from the for trade thread that illustrates how it goes back together:

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they arent that delicate.I had mine all apart like he said, back it all the way off then pop it back into place. I even dremeled a slot in the end of my bolt head so I can hold it in place with a screwdriver while I tighten the nut..
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Thanks for the replies.

I have the nut backed off all the way and the head of the bolt will not move to slip into the slot. Maybe I just need some more muscle.
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you don't want to back it all the way off - that will actually tighten it. try just turning the bolt and not the nut.
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