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Old 09-22-13, 06:36 AM
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What is this bolt called?

I want to purchase a new front brake bolt for a caliper brake just like the one pictured. The brake I want to purchase this bolt for is a Cannondale brake. I "believe" they are CODA brand? I can't find the proper name for the bolt

If someone could tell me the proper name I might be able to find it online. It is for a 700c road bike. The brake in the picture is very similar to the brake I want to replace the bolt on.

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Old 09-22-13, 06:43 AM
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That's the pivot bolt.
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Just in case you are trying to put it on a carbon fork and it's too short you need one of these longer caliper nuts.

They come in different lengths as needed for different forks.
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Thank you for the replies. I really appreciate the quick responses!

I had already looked for pivot bolt on e-bay and didn't see anything that was similar (just my luck!!!). I do have multiple caliper nuts in different lengths so at least I have that covered.

What I wanted to do was change the bolt from a short back brake pivot bolt to a longer front brake pivot bolt. I may be out of luck, but I have the caliper and it looks like new and wanted to use it on a SS bike. I hate to waste it.
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I am in the very same shape. I bought a pair of calipers for the Leader and have the rear one sitting new in the box for the very same reason. I haven't tried bike shops or co-ops for a bolt off a otherwise damaged caliper, but that might be the easiest source.

I tried Loose Screws but didn't find them.
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Old 09-22-13, 07:27 AM
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I've heard about guys swapping the front for back but I haven't tried it personally.

They put the front brake on the back and use an external nut because the brake bridge is hard to drill out. Then they put the rear brake on the front (has to be a steel fork) and secure it with a long recessed nut.
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Old 09-22-13, 07:32 AM
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Ebay is not the place to look if you want to make sure you have the right part. Have you tried inquiring at a bike shop? They are going to have sources not available to you, especially if a C'dale dealer.
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Make sure that you swap the brake pads, as the rears will be on opposite sides relative to the front, as the caliper faces opposite!
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Make sure that you swap the brake pads, as the rears will be on opposite sides relative to the front, as the caliper faces opposite!
Wow, that's a new one on me. I think you might want to take a look at your own bike and see if it really makes a difference. In the old days one would have needed to switch pads from one side to the next if they were the open ended Weinmann style, but you won't see that nowadays.
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Old 09-22-13, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
Wos, that's a new one on me. I think you might want to take a look at your own bike and see if it really makes a difference.
This applies to cartridge shoes with replaceable pads.
They have direction arrows on them.
Think about it.
The rear caliper faces rearward, and the pads point rearward of the calipers, or forward on the bike..
The front calipers face forward, and the pads point forward on the caliper and forward on the bike.
Of course, you would want to avoid sudden, hard stops if you are riding backwards.......;-)
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I am aware that shoes with replaceable pads would need to be changed - guess I'm out of the loop enough to not know they were still available. Nevertheless the issue is not that they are on opposite sides but rather that the force on the pads in relation to the caliper is in the opposite direction.
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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
Ebay is not the place to look if you want to make sure you have the right part. Have you tried inquiring at a bike shop? They are going to have sources not available to you, especially if a C'dale dealer.
I googled pivot bolt and still not much luck. I'll probably have to end up going to the Cannondale dealer if I want to use the brake - I was trying to avoid that since it's a 60 mile round trip and I was hoping to have it in the mailbox. I might just end up getting a new brake altogether. No biggie either way, I was just trying to do it on the cheap-n-easy.
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Originally Posted by Ti-Carbo View Post
. I'll probably have to end up going to the Cannondale dealer if I want to use the brake - I was trying to avoid that since it's a 60 mile round trip and I was hoping to have it in the mailbox.
A phone call should do the trick, or an email/text with the photo and model/year of your bike, then have them mail it to you. It's not going to be ultra cheap, but neither is it going to be $20.
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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
I am aware that shoes with replaceable pads would need to be changed - guess I'm out of the loop enough to not know they were still available.
Pad holders with replicable pads are not only still available but have become nearly universal. Shimano, Tektro, Campy and Avid all use them on both road and MTB brakes.
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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
the issue is not that they are on opposite sides but rather that the force on the pads in relation to the caliper is in the opposite direction.
Hence the rationale for having arrows on the tops of the brake pads.
As it is not possible to properly orient the pads by rotating them 180,
swapping sides is the only way to properly correct the possible hazard.
You say tomato..............

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Mounting the brake to the bike. in the center of the brake is what it does .
mounting or center bolt will do . they're part of the brake, each manufactures their own ..

single pivot brakes , its also the spring carrier in the front . and holds the brake together

double pivot its not, alone ..

there is a recessed nut made to fit the fork hole bore..

the bolt length is longer in the front brake , and short for the rear

by the way the brake you mount does not have to say Coda on it...
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Ernest, it is called Ernest - although you may call him Steve.
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Originally Posted by gregjones View Post


I am in the very same shape. I bought a pair of calipers for the Leader and have the rear one sitting new in the box for the very same reason. I haven't tried bike shops or co-ops for a bolt off a otherwise damaged caliper, but that might be the easiest source.

I tried Loose Screws but didn't find them.
I searched for "recessed brake nut" and "pivot bolt" and found several options for both at loosescrews.

You'll also get some hits on amazon searching for "recessed brake nut"

[I didn't try "ernest" or "steve" however]

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