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    Adjusting D's locks

    I got some used D's locks from Jake (RIP ), and one of the pistons sticks out about 1/8" when the brakes are off - not quite as much as in the pic. Anyone know how to adjust them?

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    Is this causing a problem? It's not necessary that the piston to recede completely into its housing.

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    Probably not, but I'm anal.
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    Probably not, but I'm anal.
    Hear ya. But I don't think these D's are designed so that the pistons are flush (or receded) into its housing when disengaged.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenc...81866495/show/

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    Thanks, Stephen - It looked like one of theirs was sticking out about as much as mine, so I feel better!

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    You can dial out the silver cap to fine tune the depth of the piston. If they work, I wouldn't change a thing, personally! You don't want to take the cap off accidentally.
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    Also, if your lever is too far forward, and mounted under the frame side tube, it can contact the down tube when releasing and not release entirely. When my levers are fully released they are just a smidge past parallel to the floor.
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    Thanks guys, they are working perfectly!
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    Now I have to get used to that little bit of "slop" in the lock.
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