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Old 04-03-12, 10:35 AM
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Need longer stud for Shimano Brake mounting

Anybody know a good source for a longer stud for a Shimano 600 front brake? The PO had it on a carbon fork and I need a longer one to put on a traditional steel fork 531. It looks like a chrome plated auto stud. For now I kept the old 70's Dia Comp with the 600 lever on the front.
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Anybody know a good source for a longer stud for a Shimano 600 front brake? The PO had it on a carbon fork and I need a longer one to put on a traditional steel fork 531. It looks like a chrome plated auto stud. For now I kept the old 70's Dia Comp with the 600 lever on the front.
You may have trouble finding a longer stud, except maybe a used one from an older brake. The easy is to open up the hole in the back of the fork (only the one in the back) to accept the flanged nuts used on brakes today. You don't have to make a stepped hole, the flange can sit on the outside.

Then you'll only need a nut of the right length. measure the thickness of the fork, subtract the length of your stud, and add 6mm for thread engagement to get the minimum length, then buy the next longer size.
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You may be able to find a nut fixed front brake, it probably wont be Shimano.
Tektro makes decent bike parts, and have a wide product range..

nut fixed brakes are easier to fit mudguards on the bike.
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Had not thought of this it might be a way to go.
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Went to Pedal Pusher's in Severna Park MD and Rod Reddish found me an extra long Shimano nut. I will have to drill some to get it to fit the old school Roberts 531 fork but it should work.
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Finally got up the gumption to drill the fork. I used an english size drill from my set and a battery powered hand drill. Came out fine and used the std. length Shimano nut. Drilled out the back of the fork.

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