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Old 06-12-16, 11:25 AM
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Now that I looked, my calipers had small steel inserts in each slot that I had to file. I marked the approximate area to file out and used a rattail file to make smooth dips. I was too lazy to make the full slots wider. The steel was pretty tough and it took a fair amount of time to do all 8 inserts for one bike. A Dremel might help. I figured using a drill would be a disaster; it'd probably just catch, distort the inserts, and be off center. This was Shimano Ultegra/600 from 1989. Adjusting the Kool Stops is a little trickier as they have a dome washer that allows total positional movement. Still using it every day as a commuter.
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