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  • Jamie
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    It’s to stop the bolts on your brake calipers coming undone.

    Edit: I should add I have never ever ever ever used one.

    Edit 2: I dedicate this post to somafunk.

    Premier Icon annebr
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    part of a clamp that goes around a seat post or handle bar?

    dan86
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    they sit on the caliper bolts to stop them working loose!

    EDIT – Jamie beat me to it πŸ˜€

    Nice one Jamie, your knowledge of cycling is truly unmatched.

    I never knew what they were for!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    It’s a pushloc πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    It’s to stop the bolts on your brake calipers coming undone.

    It’s to leave in the box that your brakes came in because nobody ever fits them and there aren’t millions of threads saying ‘help my brake caliper bolts have come undone’ so that must tell you something.

    PS – is that carpet, lino or flesh?

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    It slips over the brake caliper bolts to (hopefully) prevent them vibrating loose, i’ve never used nor fitted them to any bike, if you are in any way semi-savvy with an allen key and occasionally check your bike over before use then throw it in the bin.

    Damn……you forum peeps post fast.

    Premier Icon bails
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    Shimano brakes?

    They go around the brake caliper bolts to stop them rattling loose.

    No idea how necessary they are but that’s what they’re for.

    Edit: Too slow!

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    wwaswas – Member

    It’s a pushloc

    πŸ˜†

    PS – is that carpet or flesh?

    It’s a pick card document folder. I realised how flesh like it looked once I put the pic on the computer and wondered if anyone would comment. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon MSP
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    then throw it in the bin.

    But there should be three more, and if you have lost them think what other life saving parts you may also have lost in your eagerness to unpack new shiny bike parts.
    This can only end one way, in a huge fireball of death πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    pedant alert – Jamies pic shows incorrect fitment, it fits over the bolt head once tightened.

    edit, jamie amended his post…..i give up……. heading out to ride my bike instead.

    Jamie
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    edit, jamie amended his post…..i give up……. heading out to ride my bike instead.

    πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    It’s genius weight reduction- if they weren’t included, you couldn’t save weight by not fitting them.

    johnners
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    Do Shimano brakes still include those bits of wire?

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    So for my second potentially embarrassing post today. πŸ™‚ I have received a bunch of deliveries at work this morning for my new build. I have spent most of the morning cooing over bits and packing them away to take home. I then noticed this on the floor. What is it? πŸ˜•

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    Do Shimano brakes still include those bits of wire?

    Was that the tying wire to pass through the drilled bolt heads?, if so then nope.

    Avid brakes come with a length of broom handle to shove in your front wheel to aid you in stopping.

    That may be a lie but Avid brakes are bound to fail at some point so they should consider it at the very least.

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