Re: [CR]Adapter/bushing for nutted brake bolts

(Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis)

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 15:30:56 -0700
From: "Doug Van Cleve" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Adapter/bushing for nutted brake bolts
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Well, you can use the allen mount front as a nut mount rear. Problem half solved. If you are willing to drill something, the back of the fork crown seems a lot less sketchy to me. If you can tolerate that, you can use one of the super long allen nuts meant for a fat carbon fiber fork and use a normal rear allen mount as a front brake. I am not aware of any other way that doesn't require replacing at least one of the brake bolts.

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On 2/1/06, <> wrote:
> Now come up with and adapter for the opposite situation. You have
> recessed bolt brake calipers and you want to use them on a frame meant
> for nutted calipers. I know you can drill out the brake bridge but I do
> not relish doing so as I like to keep the frame and fork original. I
> also know you can change out the bolts themselves on the calipers but
> that is a terrible job to do as I have done it. Are there any other
> ideas out there for this situation?


> Ray Homiski

> NJ