Re: [CR]Re: extra serrated washer and flat washer with NOS Campy brakeset


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 18:12:28 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: "Bianca Pratorius" <biankita@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: extra serrated washer and flat washer with NOS Campy brakeset
In-Reply-To: <f6471366e410755aab6d780b29c4302f@comcast.net>
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

How do you center the brake over the rim if the rim is out of the bike? That's what the purpose of the 13mm cone wrench flats is--to allow centering the brake from the top with a wheel in place. I've used the other method you mention, "holding [the brake] cocked a bit to one side and then tightening the rear bolt" on brakes where that was the only way to center it, but much prefer using the cone wrench flats when they are there.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah

On 7/8/07, Bianca Pratorius <biankita@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I still do not see the purpose of the extra flat and serrated washer.
> If the idea is to shim the front brake out over the headset bottom cup
> so that it can accessed with a wrench, I understand it less. Every
> brake I have ever had that needs centering can be centered by holding
> it cocked a bit to one side and then tightening the rear bolt. If the
> brake ever would require a wrench to hold it, the wrench could be
> applied with the wheel off from the bottom.
>
> I vote that the extra serrated washer is a spare and the flat washer is
> an aberration.
>
> Garth Libre in Miami Fl USA