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Ian Bowers

United Kingdom
692 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  09:54:17  Show Profile
I am struggling re-setting rear the brakes on a 4 str PB. The space to adjust the out-board (against the brake plate) nuts. a 3/16 Whit fits but there is inadequate spece to rotate th spanner. I have even ground back the spanner, but still do not have enough space between the plate and spring to roate even 1/12 turn.

What piece of kit is the solution?

Ian Bowers
OD 6791
J3 3772

kimber

United Kingdom
1421 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  12:47:50  Show Profile
Try a (sacrificial) ring spanner with a slot cut in it so you can slide it over the cable.

I think that's how I have done it in the past.

If I can find mine I'll photograph it for you.

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Ian Bowers

United Kingdom
692 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  13:07:01  Show Profile
Thanks, Andrew.

That was the solution I came to after several hours of frustration.

And it worked!

Ian Bowers
OD 6791
J3 3772
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Peter Green

United Kingdom
1682 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  16:13:19  Show Profile
Here is the modified ring spanner I use.




Peter
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Ian Bowers

United Kingdom
692 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  18:21:43  Show Profile
Thank you, both.

It is good to know I was not being a complete clown and the answer was to think it through and find an answer which was not in the standard tool box.

Ian Bowers
OD 6791
J3 3772
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Nick Dean

United Kingdom
259 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  19:27:43  Show Profile
If the brake cables are quite new and covered in black plastic, to stop the adjustment spring back when you remove the spanner, trim the plastic back just till its proud of the locating lug. Nick

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mjlong

United Kingdom
23 Posts

Posted - 23/03/2020 :  19:14:19  Show Profile
Interesting post. I had a similar problem when I tried to adjust the rear brakes on my recently acquired PA. I came up with the same solution - cutting down an old ring spanner. I had intended to put this on the forum, but I have not yet got around to it. No need now, but it is interesting that two of us came up with the same solution independently. Photo of my spanner attached





Mike Long
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