I took the opportunity of a beautiful day to open all the windows in the house and do a little tinkering.

Got the other pipe installed …

… with the help of the beaty stick.

Put the pistons and brake pads in the caliper and put it all together

installed it on the bike

and then got stuck.


The banjo bolt wouldn’t screw in all the way.
I remember John at Economy Cycle mentioning something about popping a piece out, but don’t remember how he suggested to do it.
You can kinda see it in there.
Looks kinda like the nipple that’s on the outside on the caliper (where you put the tube on when bleeding them).

I’m doing something wrong and now I’m frustrated.

Well, it’s Saturday on a long weekend.
Guess it’s time to start the weekend fun.

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  1. John at Economy Cycle emailed me back super-quickly!

    Here’s the “how-to”

    “down inside the caliper where the banjo bolt goes, you’ll see a small tube with a dome shaped body around it. This is called a flair. Use a drywall screw. Screw it into the flair a couple three turns so it gets a good grip on the flair. Then pull the screw out with some pliers, will take a little force, and the flair will come out with the screw. The flair is just pressed in the caliper body. This will ruin the flair but you don’t need it any more. ”

    Rock on.

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