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Sidmouth

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I changes over to Shimano SLX bakes from Avid.

Problem is the spacing was all out, so got some brake spacers from the bike shop, looks like a few adopters and washers, I ended up seating it perfectly but the gap I made was from the washer{or whatever there right name is} and not the a mounted one piece adaptor..

I think this should be ok and the pressure should effect it the same way as a one piece adaptor mounting,

Is this ok or is it not recommended.

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I changes over to Shimano SLX bakes from Avid.

Problem is the spacing was all out, so got some brake spacers from the bike shop, looks like a few adopters and washers, I ended up seating it perfectly but the gap I made was from the washer{or whatever there right name is} and not the a mounted one piece adaptor..

I think this should be ok and the pressure should effect it the same way as a one piece adaptor mounting,

Is this ok or is it not recommended.

Did you change rotors as well? My first set of rotors for my Avids were 185mm as opposed to the normal 180mm.

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Well it had 160 all around.

when I put the SLX calliper on straight calliper onto Fork the calliper was to high, so instead of filing just put on a 180mm generic rotor and spaced up with the washers, its aperfect fit now, but are individual washers or spaces safe, I cannot see a problem but maybe there is an inherent problem.

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I had the same issue going from Avid to Shimano, I used a Shimano spacer fornt and back because I did not like the Avid spacers and washers. From the pic you have attached it looks fine but I would still spend the R100 and buy a proper brake spacer that is braced between the two "legs" but that is just me.

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Should be no issue with the washer, I have a couple under my calipers for my Tektros and Shimano rotors.

The main thing is to have enough thread on the bolt going into the fork.

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Thanks

that was my feeling, I just worry that the hollow shaped washers move or in one way come apart, I have heaps of thread buried into the fork female thread.

That photo is of the rear there are almost double wasters on the front

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