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Old 07-07-20, 07:50 AM
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Anyone recognize these 5mm cable adjusters?

I've had them for ages, and recently found out they were 1mm too large to fit in the rear brake stop on a Raleigh frameset.




I'm still filled with curiosity. They're obviously for bike cable use, but I've never seen them other than this pile. Each side of the main barrel has flats, so I assume it's supposed to fit into the body of a brake. Not that I've ever seen any brake with such a tiny adjuster. Derailers, yes. Adjusters no.

Do these ring a bell for those who've been in this a hell of a lot longer than myself?

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Old 07-07-20, 08:03 AM
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They look like brake cable hanger adjuster.

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They look like brake cable hanger adjuster.
Yes, but from what?

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My thoughts too - look like brake adjustment screws
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Well if looking for a mfg brand, someone with a bike with that exact adjuster in the hanger will have to show up. Nice to know, but if you don’t have the hanger, probably won’t mean much.

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machines wearing these have come through me workshop

want to say they are CLB, but the memory is faint

ah! hereth we goeth

apologies for the small image size. if ye zoometh ye shall be able to seeth...




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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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machines wearing these have come through me workshop

want to say they are CLB, but the memory is faint

ah! hereth we goeth

apologies for the small image size. if ye zoometh ye shall be able to seeth...

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I'm pretty sure that's a plastic CLB quick release assembly.




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Another Item I have a large and varied collection of. It seems I recall the ones with flats being used on the headset dropper.
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CLB. Overall length is 22 mm?

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Yours look longer and perhaps have flats on them but I think they'll fit fine.
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As luck would have it, I needed one of those today. An old Shimano 600 single pivot caliper. I replaced it with a centerpull, which was more appropriate for the situation. That centerpull made me really with I had a fourth hand tool.
And, while fiddling with the spring on the rear single pivot brake (I know it's supposed to be a last resort; it was my first resort as the nuts to adjust it properly were frozen together), The spring end drew blood two times, on my already crippled left index finger. After the second time, I put a work glove on.
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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machines wearing these have come through me workshop

want to say they are CLB, but the memory is faint

ah! hereth we goeth

apologies for the small image size. if ye zoometh ye shall be able to seeth...




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Concur, CLB brake lever adjuster with double flats as used on their centerpull brake sets.


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Originally Posted by Nemosengineer View Post
Concur, CLB brake lever adjuster with double flats as used on their centerpull brake sets.
The left one is it. Kudos for nailing it, and juvela for having the right inkling.

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