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    New question here. Disc Brake Tabs for Traveling

    Anyone know where I can get tabs to use when the wheels are off the bike for traveling, in case the brake levers get compressed?
    Or is cardboard my best bet?
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    I know that Hayes and Shimano have specific models for their brakes. Little plastic clips that insert into the caliper to prevent the pads from moving wheel the wheel/rotor is off the bike. Your LBS should have a bunch of them kicking around. And I think I have both Hayes and Shimano ones if you strikeout.

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    Meh.
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    Stop by your LBS, they usually have tons of them sitting around - as mentioned, they are usually specific to the caliper. If you're in a pinch, use a folded up piece of cardboard and jam it between the pads.

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    Thanks guys.
    Actually, that's exactly what I need...Hayes and Shimano. 2 different Nomads being packed up for Moab in April.
    I think we're going to rent the travel cases from our LBS so hopefully they can hook it up!

    Thanks again,
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    I bought some hayes ones for my Hope brakes. They were $1.00 each....

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    I use cardboard held in place by a rubber band.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    i chopped up a 160mm rotor with an angle grinder. The ones provided by the brake manufacturers always push my pistons back in so i have to readjust them.
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