Shimano 105 5800 brake callipers

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Shimano 105 5800 brake callipers

Postby seadan44 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:20 pm

Hey Folks,
Have just bought a new/used 105 5800 calliper and was told it is a front.
Have seen a rear advertised and want to buy it but can't tell the difference between front and the rear.
Is there a difference as they look interchangeable? Or am I missing something?
Thanks for the advice

Sean
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Re: Shimano 105 5800 brake callipers

Postby Duck! » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:35 pm

The length of the mount bolt differs. The front brake has a longer bolt.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Shimano 105 5800 brake callipers

Postby seadan44 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:41 pm

Champion!
Thanks for that. Knew there had to be something, it just wasn't glaringly obvious from the photos.
Appreciate the wisdom

Sean
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