Stripping down Weinmann 500 calipers

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Stripping down Weinmann 500 calipers

Postby Seele » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:46 am

I think I can say that I have worked on a fair few Weinmann side-pulls, stripping and rebuilding them, but they're all earlier ones with a nut at the front and a "Weinmann" marked washer underneath.

What I am trying to work on now is another pair of black 500s, with quick-release lever at the housing side. Instead of a nut it has the black plastic knurled cylinder instead with a thin hexagonal pin in the middle. I cannnot figure out how to strip it down. Any advice?
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Postby Seele » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:59 pm

The nut type Weinmann is this...

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x101 ... nmann1.jpg

The type with plastic cylinder at the front is this...

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x101 ... nmann2.jpg
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Postby europa » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:20 am

Hmm, I've seen them, though never played with them. I just assumed the plastic cylinder turned off like a nut. It doesn't lever off to expose a nut does it?

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Postby Seele » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:57 pm

Richard,

The knurled plastics cylinder at the front just turns around, held down by the fastener which holds the whole thing together; I think it is some sort of a nut turned by the thin hexagonal shaft in the middle. A design which prevents them being messed with by those who do not know what they are doing, but also prevents those who know what they are doing to service them.
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