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rear brake adjusters

Post by GTV27 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:11 pm

Anybody know of where to get a tool to loosen the locknut on the outer adjuster while allowing allen key access to the adjuster? Am thining of cutting a 17mm socket in half and welding on an arm, but thought there might be an easier option out there somewhere?

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Re: rear brake adjusters

Post by MD » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:47 pm

Hi Jason,

Never seen a tool for the job off the shelf. Made one exactly as you say about 15 years ago and been using it ever since. A cheap socket will do as the tension is small. I just welded it onto a 150mm long piece of 12mm square tube after grinding down. (keep it cool during the grind so as not to change the temper).
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Re: rear brake adjusters

Post by GTV27 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:52 am

DIY seems to be the winning ticket at this stage.
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Re: rear brake adjusters

Post by Zagato » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:56 am

I use a recessed ringspanner that has been ground down in thickness.
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Post by GTV27 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:32 pm

that's a good idea - probably have some old offset ringspanners that might do the job with some grinding and bending...
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Post by Zagato » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:21 am

Yes they do, you just have to grind the ring a bit thinner, i believe the size is 17mm?
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Post by GTV27 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:49 pm

yes 17mm and the allen key is 5mm
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