Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The great Disc Break Shim hunt!

I spent a good part of the day on the phone looking for shims to place behind the disc break rotor to move it out about 4 to 6 mm to allow the caliper to pass the wheel covers without hitting. I called a bunch of places when I found a shop that carries them, or so they said. After riding to the shop which is a good half hour away he starts looking for them and finally says to me "I thought I had them but I guess not". He then calls another shop about 20 minutes away, and they say they have some. Well to make a long story short they had the washers but to use them I would have to stack them 4 or 5 high which would be a pain. But the day was not lost, I found what I needed on the Internet and ordered them. Here is what I ordered, and they will do a great job. I am also going to hunt for some 45 degree valve stem extensions to make it easier to fill the tires with the covers on.

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