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    Need some info about scalpel frame.

    Hi,

    I have just ordered the scalpel 3 2011, But i noticed that the brake mount is directly mounted into the frame? Not sure if i am right but it's seem.
    So if i broke the thread then, Can it be fix?

    I just feel scary about it cause i have once rounded the thread on my 2009 XTR caliper, and i have to order new caliper.

    Any idea about this?

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    Yes direct mount

    Be gentle to screw, make more attention compared to a 200 usd frame, use good quality
    Tools and bolts

    Don't be scared anymore

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    Thank you Eliflap,

    Should i use some anti seize or grease too?
    I was always taking a very good care of my brake whenever i have to dismount them,
    But when it happen to my Shimano rear caliper... That really scare me off since then.

    So if i managed to damage the thread then the frame will be wasted? Are the Cannondale will void the warranty?

    Cheers
    Hayate

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    Brakes come with mounting bolts that usually already have some loctite applied. If not, use some blue loctite.

    Since damaging the thread would be a user error, theorically, it wouldn't be warrantied. But I just don't see how it could get damaged in the first place. Plus, how often do you need to undo and rebolt the brakes?

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    Hi Dan,

    Yeah talk about how often, I would say every month but that's depend on how bad i use the brake,
    Although most of the time when i put my bike on transport i have to remove the wheels.
    And when i want to use it i found the caliper touching the rotor, Not always but very often,
    So i have to adjust the caliper.

    Anyway, I don't mind to put an extra care when dealing with the caliper so i will gonna have to live on with it,

    BTW, I have just change my order from Scalpel 3 to Ultimate, Expected arrival date is 1st April, I hope she will be there on time,
    Can't wait any longer since my Top Fuel 9.9 SSL is not up to what i expected.
    Maybe i expected too much from trek, or maybe i get used to the super fast accelerating from my old Scalpel.



    And this is my currently XC race horse.

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