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Fitting Tektro brakes

keith-akeith-a Posts: 63
edited November 2009 in Workshop
I've just bought a set of Tektro R538 deep-drop brakes for my winter frame, and am curious.

They are supplied with 2 serrated washers per caliper, on the bit (not sure of the technical term :oops: ) that fits through the frame.

Are these necessary to the fit/function of the brakes? The Shimanos on my other bikes have a washer, but are they only needed if there's not enough clearance with the seatstays? There's no serrated surface to mate with the washer, so don't want cause any damage.

Advice gratefully received.


  • LangmanLangman Posts: 178
    I had this problem with mine ans with no serrated surface it is a problem, I went to my locval bike shop who gave me a serrated washer, without it the break just moves around.
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