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    Brake adapters

    Okay so my new frame and fork came in and i started to swap over what i could. When i went to put my tektro IO caliper on the front i noticed that i had a post mount brake and a tab (IS?) mount on the fork. I went to the LBS and asked about an adapter for this and they handed me three options. One was a tektro, one shimano, and one avid. However all of these hit the caliper body and caused it to not set right. Has anyone else had this issue and is modifying the adapter safe within reason?

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    is this a single-speed specific brake?

    sorry, couldn't resist.

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    Actually there is..just so ya know..Other adapters have had some material removed to make them lighter. Single speed adapters are solid with no material removed cause of the extra speed carried into corners. The others will crack and fail at the extra loading. One should never use a relieved or lightened adapter when singlespeeding.
    lean forward

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    I just ordered the Tektro IO adapter for what i'm looking for but i don't know if this is the same one we tried at the bike shop. It "looks" different and it has no fluting or openings other than the bolt holes.

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