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    203mm rotor installation help!

    So I got a 203 shimano ice tech rotor bought the adapter for my avid elixer 1. Got a torque wrench and put the rotor on fine. Problem the caliper still is hitting the rotor a little bit seems like I need some washers. It just came with the adapter no extra bolts or washers any ideas should I just take it to the lbs ?

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    When you say the caliper is still hitting the rotor, do you mean that the pads are dragging? If so, that sounds exactly like what I went through when I upgraded my brakes. My LBS fixed it with shims and a little fine tuning.

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    Dontt think so. Like it is hitting the back of the caliper. Like it still needs to go back farther ill put up a picture soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiterider View Post
    Dont think so. Like it is hitting the back of the caliper. Like it still needs to go back farther ill put up a picture soon
    I get what your throwin. As you attempt to mount the caliper it bottoms out onto the disc as opposed to the adapter mount brkt yes?

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    My 203 ice tech rotor rides very close to the top of the rotor slot of the caliper. It doesn't rub though. What kind of fork do you have, and do you have the proper adapter between your fork and caliper?
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    Also, my previous elixir brake calipers needed the hemispherical washers, as well as a small washer between them and the brake mount posts. Your local shop should have them if you don't have any.
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    [ATTACH]undefined[/ATTACH] Yeah I think that's what I need because the adapter is hitting the mount before the bolt is copletley tight. The calipers still wiggle a bit.
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    Dont you need another set of those washers between the caliper and the brake mount? and yeah that brake mount isn't going to work like that.
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    You need to attach the adapter directly to the fork (there should be another set of holes below the post holes). Then attach the brake caliper, the adapter should stay put without the brake being attached.

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    No there isn't another set of holes that's how my 180 adapeter was put on.

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    180s mount differently than 203s. There should be holes on the little tab that is sticking out below your caliper and one correspondingly below the other post. If there isnt then your adapter wasn't made properly.

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    There is on the adapter but not on my fork. Looks like I'm staying at a 180mm till I destroy my forks lol thanks for the responses

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    There should be only one set of holes on the fork, that is normal. There are 2 sets on the adapter. You attach the adapter to the fork with 2 bolts, then using another pair of bolts attach the caliper to the adapter, (so you need 4 bolts in total) it is very straightforward.

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    Ahh ok I got you thanks man

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    Took it down to the lbs and they got it all on. Thanks agian

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