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post #1 of 5 Old 03-18-2019, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to find replacement rear brake spring

In remounting my rear tire, I mucked up the rear brake caliper spring that sits on the caliper mounting bracket. I've been looking at the normal parts sources, and I can't seem to find a way to purchase the spring only. Bike Bandit etc. only seem to sell the bracket as a unit, and that's going to be over $70.

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Can this spring be carefully straightened out?
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My wife asked the same question.

Given that it's a part for the brake system, I'm not sure how safe it would be to 'good-enough' it.

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It's not actually a spring, just a metal slider suface to sit between the end of the pads and the aluminum bracket, presumably to keep the steel plate of the pads from gouging the aluminum. It should be ok if you can gently straighten it so it sits flat again. It's not really under pressure.
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Thanks for the advice.

I ended up using a combination of needle-nose pliers, my shop vice, and a small hammer to get it approximately into the original shape. It was good enough to put everything back together, and the brake appears to work fine.
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