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Rear disc adapter problem

BladespinBladespin Posts: 14
edited April 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all,
Could anyone tell me if all rear 160mm post-to-IS disc adapters are the same and interchangeable, as I just got a Shimano one and when I tried to fit a Tektro caliper to the rear mount it just won't fit. The body of the caliper fouls the adapter and it can't be bolted on. Do I need to get a Tektro adapter?
Thanks,

Ade
Ade

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    they all put the caliper in the right place for a disc of a given diameter, But seems that, as you have found, not all fit with all calipers.

    have you got a picture of YOUR current set up showing the problem.
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  • BladespinBladespin Posts: 14
    OK here is a pic of the problem. As you can see there's no way those bolts can be tightened. Perhaps I need some kind of spacers betwen the caliper and adapter? Or have I just done something really obviously wrong? lol
    Thanks

    dscf0003ht1.th.jpg
    Ade
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Indeed that does look like a shimano only mount. Might work with some other thin hydros...

    you need one like this.
    img2453de1.th.jpg

    a diatec standard 160mm rear adapter.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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