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That is a pin (which you have) and a clip (which you don't). They are part of the brakes's Pad Retention system. They are important because they ensure the brake pads stay in place. You can buy them online, here for example, but if your local shop is cool they should give you one from the lots of spares they have. Take it easy using your bike while you ...


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It seems to be known as an R-Clip or an R-pin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-clip The pin which actually holds the pads in is threaded and on all the Shimano brakes I've ever owned with this setup (3 bikes) I have never encountered a situation where the pin has come loose and the R-clip would have been required to stop the pin coming out. Ideally the ...


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Usually it's called a Retaining-Ring, poodle-ring or a split-ring. They will look something like this. Special pliers are made for their removal and installation, but I usually just use needle-nose pliers. I'm not familiar with that particular model of caliper, but I do think replacing the ring is probably important. In a pinch, you can tightly wrap and ...


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That is normal behaviour. You pushed the piston way out, so oil from behind it found a way out. General actions suitable for your case as well: remove wheel remove pads carefully push the lever a couple of times in order for the pistons to extend a couple of mms. if one is stuck, make sure you push the other one with a plastic tyre lever while pulling the ...


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Ring the bike shop before doing anything. They may prefer you take it back to them rather than try to fix it yourself. All it probably needs a calliper alignment. Briefly - Loosen the two bolts holding the calliper so its free to move but is not sloppy. Slowly bring the brakes on while spinning the wheel. Once the brakes are on tight, without releasing ...


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There is a tool call a disc brake tab facing tool. This tool is designed to correct the alignment of IS disc brake tabs with the dropouts of the frame, so that the rotor will be correctly aligned with the caliper. See instructions below from Park Tool Repair Help Blog: Disc Brake Mount Facing (IS type) with DT-1 This article will discuss the use the ...


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For the rear wheel you need a specific wheel hub that you can attach a disc to, assuming your frame supports disc brakes in the rear (check answer from @Kibbee). My advice is to just forget this. In the front however, since your bike already has discs, the change is really easy. You can buy really good price-for-money Shimanos for example, as you can see ...


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First make sure you have disc brake mounting tabs on the seat stays. If you don't have those, then it's pretty much impossible. Technically still possible, but not without added costs that go well beyond what your bike is worth. Also, you need to make sure your rear hub has mounting holes for the disc. If you don't have these, you will need to ...


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I rode a Swobo Otis for my winter commuting here in Minneapolis. That was one of my favorite winter rides. It had a 3-speed internal hub with a coaster brake and a disc front. I never lacked for stopping power and the internal gears weren't effected by all the salt. The newer swobo's don't have coaster brakes but disc front and back. I believe they make a ...


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As others have said, simply purchase a fork that will accept a disc mount. There will be some initial cost to set it up but you'll save money in the long run just in wheels alone. I would certainly suggest another shop to have the work done or a different mechanic at that shop, it would have taken them 15 minutes to get you a list of forks and options ...


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Well, there are lot's and lot's of commuter bikes with internal hubs and disk brakes. I see no reason why a single speed wouldn't work as well. A google search for "single speed cx bike disk brakes" turns up this beauty. http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/nature_boy_disc There are low budget models out there as well. Nashbar 29'r Single Speed Swobo makes ...


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Brake not break. A disc brake kind of violates the whole minimalist single speed karma. That said front disc brake is not a frame thing. Just install a front fork that will take a disc brake. Doubt anyone is going to have an off the rack that way as it violates the karma thing. It is a money thing as it is (likely) a custom build. You are going to ...



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