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Old 04-23-20, 11:44 AM
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Shimano Altus - lost washer replacement?

Rear brake fell apart on my ride today, looks like a loose nut caused it. I was on a deserted side road thankfully and recovered all the parts save for the washer noted below. Is it possible to find another one of these, or is it just not worth it? Iíve seen new assemblies for around $12 so Iím assuming thatís probably the better way to go?


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Old 04-23-20, 12:11 PM
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What's it look like?
You should still have 3 left.
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Those brakes used to come equipped with a little washer that helped toe in the brake pad when the nut was tightened. IIRC, it wasn't actually necessary if you know how the brakes are supposed to be adjusted.
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
What's it look like?
You should still have 3 left.
The thought did occur to swap one out from the front brake to the rear and either go washerless on one side of the front, or see if I had something in my box o'loose stuff that might fit the bill. I'm not much of a mechanic and my LBS is unfortunately closed right now, so figured asking around was worth the shot
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I guess I won't care what it looks like either.
Without providing the model# of WHICH Altus, good luck.
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
I guess I won't care what it looks like either.
Without providing the model# of WHICH Altus, good luck.
Sorry, is the image I put in the first post not showing up for you?
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Originally Posted by russtopherb View Post
Sorry, is the image I put in the first post not showing up for you?
No.
The arrow is pointing to where one of "you have 3 left" is missing.
A pic of ONE of those would be helpful. It might be recognizeabley "standard enough" that it would commonly be found in a used parts bin or junker bike.
Shimano also has tech docs with part names/numbers, but one must know the model# of the brake. BR-something.
I'm done.
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I have a spare washer, it's yours for the cost of postage.

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Just wanted to come in here and post thanks and gratitude to brian3069 for shipping me the washer I lost when my brake fell apart. It was a very gracious gesture on his part to help out. Many thanks, again!!
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