Shimano BR-6500 parts availability

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by sansabar, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. sansabar

    sansabar New Member

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    I am swapping out frames and have decided to keep the fork on the new frame. It is about 3/8" deeper and will not allow for a direct swap of my Shimano 6500 brakes as the attaching bolt and barrel nut are too short. Can I get another barrel bolt that is longer? Or what might another solution be?
     
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  2. Retro Grouch

    Retro Grouch New Member

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    No problem. What you are looking for is called a "brake nut". They come in different lengths. I bought a new 105 brake caliper this summer and I think that it came with four nuts of differing lengths. If you lived in St Louis I'd give you one.
     
  3. sansabar

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    Thanks. Now I know what to call what I'm looking for. I thought that I had some of different lengths from my collected assorted parts but no luck. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. serenaslu

    serenaslu New Member

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    As Retro said should be a standard item. Almost any LBS should have a selection. If worse comes to worse you can always order one from some place like:
    http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?c=Brake&sc=Recessed Nuts&id=64245045395

    but you should be able to get them locally without any problem.
     
  5. sansabar

    sansabar New Member

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    Got one ordered last night. We only have one cycle shop in town and parts are hit and miss - with the hits being much more than they are worth. Guess I won't be riding with the new frame for a few days.
     
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