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I can't find Barrel Adjuster for Raleigh Outland.

Old 09-22-23, 02:23 PM
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I can't find Barrel Adjuster for Raleigh Outland.

Could you tell me if it is possible to buy such a part for Raleigh Outland?
Unfortunately, according to the forum rules, I cannot publish the photos I prepared for the display, so I will try to describe what it looks like.

They are plastic, quite massive compared to others. With a thread diameter of 10 cm, this thread is called M10. The main difference from others is that this thread is cut off on the sides (two sides are flat and two are threaded). As a result, the place that is inserted into the brake handle has the shape of a square and not a circle, as one would expect from a thread.
I canít find them for sale, Iíve looked all over the Internet. Can you tell me please, if is it possible that I wonít be able to buy this part anymore? Looks like this bike was mass-produced.
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Something like this? https://www.inspiralcycles.co.uk/com...adjuster__2400

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Unfortunately no. This one is metal and the threads must be cut off on the sides​​​​​​.
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Unfortunately no. This one is metal and the threads must be cut off on the sides.
It is bad that I can’t post a photo and I can’t even send a private message
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You can post photos in you site album and i think we can look at that.

Also, while it is hard to say without looking .... but all a barrel adjuster has to be is anchored in any way. You can buy a two-piece barrel adjuster and epoxy the outer portion into your brake/shift lever, or even wedge it in place with a very small-bore washer ... as long as the outer piece doesn't move when the threaded insert moves, the barrel adjuster will work.

On my Raleigh Olympiad i had to epoxy adjuster nuts into the plastic adjuster holder because the originals were stripped (it is a 40-year0old bike, so ... ) If you get a small washer with a hole diameter smaller than a barrel adjuster threaded sleeve, you can run the cable through it and the threaded insert and it will function.
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$2 on the one pictured will fit, and parlay on this ends well...
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Until you get 10 posts and maybe a day, just upload your pics to the Gallery here on BF. We'll find them if you tell us they are there. Gallery

No identification on the brakes as to brand or model? That will be helpful, especially without pic's. Raleigh only made the bike frame and put the components made by other brands on the frame.

I think there is a 5 post daily limit too for noobs. So don't let that catch you if you get a conversation going on fairly quick.

It's only to help with SPAM that they limit noobs at first. But after you get your 10 posts, you're good.
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Thank you very much for your answers. I uploaded my album from the photo. Please take a look.
I also want to add that apparently this Raleigh Outland bike was made in the nineties.
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I'd bet you are out of luck. 30+ year-old incidental parts .... and if you do not know which manufacturer made the brakes .... no way to guess .... you could take any barrel adjuster of the correct diameter and file down the sides, or use the washer method I mentioned and install and inline barrel adjuster.

Frankly I am surprised that there is not a barrel adjuster on the brake caliper. or ... is there?
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I looked through the recent's in the gallery and they haven't shown up yet. Usually I can find them before they show up in your album that is in your profile. Maybe it's just too soon. I'll keep watching if I don't get too far from the computer this afternoon.

What color bike or is this just the component?

While looking through the recent photos, I was a little disturbed by the man posed in his underwear near a bike. Not sure what that was about. Artistic expression maybe? <grin>
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I don't see them either but I did ... the end of (what appeared to be) the brake lever housing had a round depression with a rectangular slot threaded on two sides .... but whatever. If he cannot find replacement parts to a low-end brake lever from 30 years ago, then he needs to rig something.

However ... how many brake calipers have no adjuster on the caliper? I have handles probably a hundred or a few hundred calipers and I cannot think of any which did not have a threaded adjuster.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
I don't see them either but I did ... the end of (what appeared to be) the brake lever housing had a round depression with a rectangular slot threaded on two sides .... but whatever. If he cannot find replacement parts to a low-end brake lever from 30 years ago, then he needs to rig something.

However ... how many brake calipers have no adjuster on the caliper? I have handles probably a hundred or a few hundred calipers and I cannot think of any which did not have a threaded adjuster.
Sorry for disturbing you but could you please look at my album, it seems the photos have finally appeared there.
Although, based on your previous messages, I have already lost hope of buying exactly the same parts.
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Find another that is same size and file the threads off two sides or use a power belt sander to do it quickly.
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Sounds like its time for a brake lever upgrade. You could probably find your adjuster on eBay.uk, but with international shipping it would probably be cheaper to get a set of new Tektro levers on Amazon. I just looked at my old Moulton Stowaway, which has a plastic adjuster or bushing in the brake lever, and as I was looking at it, I dropped it, and it fell off my balcony, and is now somewhere on the ground 20 floors below. Luckily I have a Paul lever in my parts bin which will work nicely.
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Originally Posted by M_Lazarev
Unfortunately no. This one is metal and the threads must be cut off on the sides.
Metal or plastic doesn't matter. It just needs YOU to cut or file the sides to fit down in your lever.
Even the thread size doesn't matter if you have the same thread outer nut to turn.
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Originally Posted by M_Lazarev
Unfortunately no. This one is metal and the threads must be cut off on the sides​​​​​​.
Why do the threads need to be cut off?

If there is a good reason, then simply getting new brake levers is simple enough if it comes to that.

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Originally Posted by ofajen
Why do the threads need to be cut off?

If there is a good reason, then simply getting new brake levers is simple enough if it comes to that.

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A lot of people get hung up on expecting that bike parts are like car parts; and that only the exact same part for that specific year, make and model will fit/work correctly. Bicycles are really just conglomerations of mostly 3rd-party subassemblies.

Those subassemblies are pretty interchangeable and easy to replace. The small parts of those subassemblies; far less so, particularly the kinds found on older, less expensive, "recreational" grade bikes.

M_Lazarev , the only Raleigh part on your bike is the frame.
Brake levers are pretty much universal.
Unless you've got something crazy like the old DiaCompe 290 "Orbitals" you'd be better served by any $15 pair of Tektro or Avid brake levers, than trying to chase down small parts for what's on there now.
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I made the part you need out of one of the metal ones I had in literally minutes.


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