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    extra part after new bike assembly...help!!!

    I had a part left over after I finished assembling my bike. Bike is a K2 Attack. I found the part in the plastic that was around the fork. I have a feeling it may have fallen out of neck when I undid the cap bolt to put on the stem.

    Below are pics of the part. It has some pink chalky substance in the threads on one end.





    If anyone has any idea what this could be please let me know and thanks in avdvance.

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    the pics aren't very big or detailed but it kinda looks like a barrel adjuster. anyone else?
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    Yeah sorry for the shoty pics. best I could do w/ my cell phone at short notice.

    Barrel adjuster, huh? What is its use?

    Thanks for your reply.

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    They almost look like V-brake Bosses for the fork/frame but there should be a pair of them at least.

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    I sure hope it's not your compression bolt that goes in the headset!!

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    Those are brake bosses for the frame. If your using disc brakes then they are not needed.

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    Thanks so much. I am using disc brakes so that is such a relief. I have been on a few very short ride after assembly and haven't had any issues so I figure everything was fine.

    Thanks again for the help.

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