In a message dated 7/6/01 12:37:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time, MSCTROSE@aol.com writes:
<< Anybody have any ideas on how to make this brake center bolt an allen instead of a hex attachment? Some one gave me the idea to sand off the chrome, then run a five by 1 mm die over the center bolt to thread it down further, then cut off the excess. >>
You don't have to sand off the chrome.. Just use a lot of tapping lubricant.. That's the way it was done BEFORE allen keyed brakes were common! I tapped and shortened many Campag center bolts in the olde days!
The only other way of course is to replace the center bolt altogether.
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