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    The perfect caliper brake shim

    The other night, it happened to be late and a saturday so no chance of getting to my local LBS with a ride going with the buds Sunday AM...

    I had a rubbing rear XTR brake... and with this style you have to use shims to center them. I looked around for small washers, shim material anything, but nothing about my garage fit the bill.

    I though, well, I might as well measure the thickness and see what I needed, so I did using a feeler guage, then I started thinking... hummmmm

    Well I ended up drilling a hole in the feeler guage of the perfect thickness, then cutting it off with my dremel tool , rounding the edges and voila! Perfect shim

    I actually like this better than multiple shims, only one to deal with and it's semi-captive on the bolt...
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    Not bad in a pinch....

    but you just ruined a perfectly good feeler gauge! A good "desperation fix" though.

    Good Dirt
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    Expensive shim!?!

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    lol been there done that on my motorcycle caliper...... had to use thin washers on my 755 shimano rear caliper to center it on the disc on the yeti......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squash
    but you just ruined a perfectly good feeler gauge! A good "desperation fix" though.

    Good Dirt
    Naw... I just cut a half inch or so off the end, still good, I promise!... unless my front needs the same size too
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