Campy brake adjuster o-rings?

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Campy brake adjuster o-rings?

Postby Jean » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:17 pm

Hi,

The rubber o-rings which make up part of the brake barrel adjusters on my mid-90s Campagnolo brakes are perished and I'd like to replace them. Now according to the LBS I can only buy the whole adjuster (at some ridiculous price) from the local importer.

But, hey it's just a rubber o-ring, right? I found an old thread on the old BikeForums DB which sets out some candidate sizes (in US speak - ie. fractions of an inch), but does anyone know to hunt up o-rings in Australia? The Canberra yellow pages is not much help I have to say and the internet sites I've found seem to have info for engineers, but not the likes of me.

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Postby tallywhacker » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:52 pm

go into Bunnings and look thru thru the plumbing section. Should be some o rings that will fit
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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:33 pm

.... or find a new LBS.

Make a few phone calls to other LBSs for opinions, and perhaps contact the Aussie distributor of Campy. As a supplier of quality equipment, you'd expect them to support their gear with spare parts. Especially when they know rubber perishes with age.

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Campy O rings.

Postby Mini Man » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:21 pm

Check out bearing suppliers they carry o rings ,usually black but Viton ones are a red oxide colour ,
cheers , John.

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Re: Campy O rings.

Postby Postman Pat » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:56 pm

Mini Man wrote:Check out bearing suppliers they carry o rings ,usually black but Viton ones are a red oxide colour ,
cheers , John.

You could also try your local Hydrolics Repairer they usually have a Range of small one for control blocks take a sample
Regards Ron

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Postby Jean » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:04 pm

Thanks for those tips.

To be fair to the LBS - they told me that I'd have to buy the whole adjuster after placing a phone call to the importer (or at least so they said). They did also say 'bring the adjusters in and we'll see what we can find in the shop', but I don't fancy disassembling my brakes just to dig through the detritus of an LBS workshop.

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Postby Jean » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:08 pm

Found some acceptable ones in the plumbing section at Bunnings today - part of a small kit to refurbish some part of your dunny. They're not a perfect replacement so I'll keep an eye out for a closer match.

Thanks for the tips

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