Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Why isn't this caliper clearing the rotor?

Notices
Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Why isn't this caliper clearing the rotor?

Old 06-03-20, 05:22 PM
  #1  
showlow
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
showlow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Tucson
Posts: 272

Bikes: Lemond Zurich, All City Macho King Ace

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Liked 53 Times in 33 Posts
Why isn't this caliper clearing the rotor?

I had this exact same set of calipers with the same 160mm adapter on another bike. Is there a different flat mount adapter?
showlow is offline  
Old 06-03-20, 05:30 PM
  #2  
dsbrantjr
Senior Member
 
dsbrantjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 8,097

Bikes: '93 Trek 750, '92 Schwinn Crisscross, '93 Mongoose Alta

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1346 Post(s)
Liked 850 Times in 594 Posts
Maybe a dumb question, but is it a 160mm rotor?
dsbrantjr is offline  
Old 06-03-20, 05:34 PM
  #3  
showlow
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
showlow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Tucson
Posts: 272

Bikes: Lemond Zurich, All City Macho King Ace

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Liked 53 Times in 33 Posts
Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
Maybe a dumb question, but is it a 160mm rotor?
Yeah. It is. I had these exact rotors and calipers on another bike.
showlow is offline  
Old 06-03-20, 05:36 PM
  #4  
Iride01
Hits [ENTER] b4 thinking
 
Iride01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 7,566

Bikes: '20 Tarmac Disc Comp '91 Schwinn Paramount '78 Raleigh Competition GS

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2963 Post(s)
Liked 1,570 Times in 1,141 Posts
So in the event you are trying to get the wheel mounted on the bike, then possibly you aren't feeding it correctly into the chain and holding the derailleur in the proper position. I'm sure some know the sweet spot on where to push the wheel to get the derailleur to move out of the way in a fluid motion. Since I just got disc brakes, I haven't figured that out yet.

As already ask, are you certain of the rotor size?
Iride01 is offline  
Old 06-03-20, 05:40 PM
  #5  
Iride01
Hits [ENTER] b4 thinking
 
Iride01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 7,566

Bikes: '20 Tarmac Disc Comp '91 Schwinn Paramount '78 Raleigh Competition GS

Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2963 Post(s)
Liked 1,570 Times in 1,141 Posts
Oh... is this a front wheel? Hmmmm Different wheel than was on it before? Same spacing on the fork?
Iride01 is offline  
Old 06-03-20, 05:58 PM
  #6  
showlow
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
showlow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Tucson
Posts: 272

Bikes: Lemond Zurich, All City Macho King Ace

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Liked 53 Times in 33 Posts
Sorry guys. This fork has an adjustable rake and came with spacers and extra long caliper bolts. I overlooked them.

Thread closed.


​​​​​​PS - I appreciate the replies. This forum has been an amazing resource for me for years now. Thanks to all the knowledgeable people contributing answers to the shade trees like myself.
showlow is offline  
Likes For showlow:
Old 06-03-20, 06:02 PM
  #7  
dsbrantjr
Senior Member
 
dsbrantjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 8,097

Bikes: '93 Trek 750, '92 Schwinn Crisscross, '93 Mongoose Alta

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1346 Post(s)
Liked 850 Times in 594 Posts
Thanks for letting us know that you solved the issue. So many times we give suggestions and then never hear back from the OP.
dsbrantjr is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.