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Old 10-04-11, 04:46 AM   #1
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Recessed brake mount.

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I have a frame that uses recessed brakes mounts. I know there is a sleave/adapter that is available so older nuted brakes can be used. Any ideas of where I can find some?

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Old 10-04-11, 05:14 AM   #2
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A short length of 5/16" x 0.035 tubing pressed / loctited into the recess hole will do the trick. This is a standard size sold everywhere.

The other thing you can do is buy a standard recess brake nut and drill it out to 6mm (1/4" will do).
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Or you can trade your nutted for recessed. What calipers are they?
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As noted, just drill the threads out of the recessed nuts. File the heads flush if they protrud from the brake boss.
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i've done this on a bike before, u just get the longer 20 mm recessed nut...
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Or you can trade your nutted for recessed. What calipers are they?
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here is the magic answer http://sheldonbrown.com/caliper-brakes.html#mounting

simply:
Drill out the back hole of the fork (don't stress it takes very little metal off)
Mount the rear brake on the fork using a long 5 mm hex bolt
mount the front brake on the rear using a nut.

work great I have done this on two bikes
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I would try this on any other bike. It's on my Super Mondia, it's been thru enough, don't need to drew it any more.....
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I would try this on any other bike. It's on my Super Mondia, it's been thru enough, don't need to drew it any more.....
Sorry I got it backwards, you want to use nutted on recessed...not the more common recessed on nutted.
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Rivendell carries these:
http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/brz2.htm
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Thank you, just what I'm looking for.
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I wonder how much flex these things add to the calipers.

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After looking at the PLASITC insert. I took some recessed caliper nuts and drilled them out with a 1/4" bit. They fill the whole up perfectly, and the calipers are in solid.
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