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    do bike shops "face" brake mounts?

    Do the brake mounts on a fox f29 need facing?

    mine seem crooked.

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    The F29 uses a post mount, right? I've not seen a tool to face post mounts.

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    yes it is post mount.

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    Have you followed your brake manufacturers installation and alignment instructions?

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    I've gently filed off excess paint from post mounts before. I'm not sure what I'd do if they were actually crooked.

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    Most High End shops should be able to face the brake mounts. Id say call a few local shops and check with them. the other option is calling the manufacturer of the brake and wadeing through the electronic voice prompters, only to finally get a person and ask what shops in the area are trained by them to work on their brakes. If no one in the area you can order the 90$ facing tool and do it yourself, just don't forget to order shims with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtcha
    Most High End shops should be able to face the brake mounts. Id say call a few local shops and check with them. the other option is calling the manufacturer of the brake and wadeing through the electronic voice prompters, only to finally get a person and ask what shops in the area are trained by them to work on their brakes. If no one in the area you can order the 90$ facing tool and do it yourself, just don't forget to order shims with it
    there is no such facing tool for post mount, just I.S.

    maybe you can try using paint stripper
    two other butch ideas include:
    1) using an x-acto
    2)use the wire wheel on the grinder to clean the paint off

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    put some sandpaper on a flat block of wood. be gentle. works very well.

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    another vote for the "sandpaper + flat thing" technique... be sure to use pretty fine paper though.

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    A flat file works well. You just have to take small layers off at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookie
    put some sandpaper on a flat block of wood. be gentle. works very well.
    You want extra fine emery cloth, not sandpaper. Sandpaper for wood, emory for metal.

    Keep in mind that this technique will only be useful when removing paint on the surface, and will do nothing to alleviate alignment issues.
    Hadley rear hub service here and here.

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    Uhhh... Sandpaper = removes metal, not just paint.
    Being a knifemaker, I would kinda know. I've turned pounds of metal into powder using sand paper. That being said, I would reccomend against the use of a file. They gnaw through material pretty quick, and since they tend to cut in one direction, it's harder than you might think to keep them flat to a surface you're trying to square up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    Sandpaper for wood, emory for metal.
    since when? call it what you will...it works and will not hurt the fork. use very fine paper if all you need to remove is paint. use a bit coarser if you need to remove metal. as already stated, be gentle. you can always remove more material, but you can't put it back.

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