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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:59 pm 
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I'm sure someone can help me here - I'm stripping down a frame that has Avid V-brakes fitted at both ends (one pair is a 10, the other a 1D I think). Anyway, both pairs seem to have a fitting on the bosses that I haven't come across before. Will post a picture when I get the chance, but it seems like there's a large 'sleeve' that slides over the boss, leaving quite a large square-shaped piece sitting over the bosses between the main part of the V-brake and the frame/fork (and the tension spring doesn't seem to be sitting in one of the three holes like normal). Anyone have any idea what this is, or how I get it off? Each one seems firmly attached to the boss, though it may just need unscrewing/brute force, I haven't really tried yet!


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Here's the photo


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:11 pm 
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That is an early type fitting you use the square nut to tension the spring then tighten the bolt to hold everything in place........... Is the brake stuck :?: If so I would spray some WD85 in there and then get a spanner on the nut and try giving it a twist :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:16 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Is the brake stuck :?: If so I would spray some WD85 in there and then get a spanner on the nut and try giving it a twist :wink:

Thanks, I was sure someone must have seen these before! The brakes don't seem to remove by hand but I've only tried pulling them straight off... Will give them a go in the daylight with a spanner!


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:34 pm 
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No problem, just be gentle :lol: just in case I am wrong :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:15 am 
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Got them sorted - cheers! :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:35 am 
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Glad to be of help :D :D


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