[CR]Adapter/bushing for nutted brake bolts

(Example: Framebuilders)

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Subject: [CR]Adapter/bushing for nutted brake bolts
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 09:34:04 -0800
Thread-Topic: [CR]Adapter/bushing for nutted brake bolts
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From: "KO Kevin" <kko@ci.springfield.or.us>
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From: "Kerrigan Bennett" <krbennett@earthlink.net> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 06:39:17 -0800 Subject: [CR]Adapter/bushing for nutted brake bolts <http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp?SearchString=%22Adapter%2Fbushing + for+nutted+brake+bolts%22&SearchPrefix=%40msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate%5 Ba% 5D>

I've made bushings by carefully drilling through recessed brake nuts (removing all threads and drilling through the allen head. Put the nut in a vise and drill carefully, as the bit will want to grab the threads. If you have a drill press and vise, this will work much better than a hand held drill, but I've done it both ways. What you end up with is a nice bushing with a shoulder that will sit in the recess of the fork or rear brake bridge.

Another alternative is to switch front and rear brake bolts, using the rear on the front with a recessed allen nut, and then cut and rethread the front brake bolt to work with a recessed allen nut on the rear brake bridge.

Kevin Ko Eugene, OR

List members,

I recently bought a bike that came with a nutted brakeset and, after removing the brakeset for cleaning, found that the frame and fork were drilled for recessed brake nuts. I'm looking for the adapters/bushings/inserts for use of nutted brakes and I can't seem to remember where I've seen this part. (My searches of the archives have not yielded any results). Anybody know where these can be had?

Kerrigan Bennett
Pleasant Hill, CA