V-brake spring adjuster screws

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by mcshroom, 16 May 2010.

  1. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Egremont, Cumbria
    Anyone know what I need to look for so that I can replace these? After all the salt this winter mine are now a horrid rusty-brown colour :thumbsup:

    I'm looking for the little screws for adjusting how strong the spring back is (so where the pads position themselves when they spring back after braking).

    I had a look at CRC's bit on brake spares but I couldn't work out what I was looking for. :ohmy:
  2. RecordAceFromNew

    RecordAceFromNew Swinging Member

    West London
    Unless I am mistaken you are talking about the screws that go in from the sides at the bottom left and right corner of this photo?

    I would try a LBS. Am not sure if they are always the same size, but I am certain they don't always have the same head, depending on the make and model.
  3. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    They are not all the same size. I have some from an Avid brake set which are M3, and some from a Tektro set which are M4.

    Try SJS Cycles or an engineering supplier such as this chap.
  4. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    Alternatively (if you are a tight g!t :thumbsup:) you could pull some screws from something like an old VCR / CD drive etc.
  5. OP

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Egremont, Cumbria

    Those are the ones. If there aren't specific spares for them then I'll just work through the screws in my toolbox, I've got to find 4 that will fit.

    (The brakes are brandless cheepies so I doubt I could get a specific make for them)
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