Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

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mnichols
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Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

Postby mnichols » 29 Dec 2019, 7:30pm

I'm building a bike from a combination of old and new bits, and one old bit that I'm reusing are my Ultegra Brake Calipers

But I'm missing the adjuster that goes in the top. Not sure what it's called. The cable outer goes into this bit that then goes into the top of the caliper. Then you turn it to add or remove tension

Anyone know what this is called and where I can get one?

Brucey
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Re: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

Postby Brucey » 29 Dec 2019, 7:59pm

'barrel adjuster' or 'cable adjuster'

you may find what you are looking for here

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-spares-shimano/

You will be able to find the correct part number by looking up the EV techdoc for your particular model of Ultegra. They have been making brakes with 'ultegra' writ upon them since 1980-something, so there are lots different models by now, all different.

cheers
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mnichols
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Re: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

Postby mnichols » 29 Dec 2019, 8:02pm

Great. Thanks. I'll see if I can find a part number on the caliper

mnichols
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Re: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

Postby mnichols » 29 Dec 2019, 8:34pm

Couldn't find any part number on the caliper, but visually they look like these, and I thought they were 6700 so took a chance and ordered

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes/shimano-ultegra-br6700-cable-adjusting-bolt-unit-y8g698120/

Interesting to see the price difference between Ultegra and Dura Ace prices for what is essentially a bolt

nsew
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Re: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

Postby nsew » 29 Dec 2019, 8:47pm

With that part your caliper will hopefully look like this.

https://www.condorcycles.com/products/s ... gL2YfD_BwE

mnichols
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Re: Missing bit from Ultegra Brake Calipers

Postby mnichols » 29 Dec 2019, 9:12pm

nsew wrote:With that part your caliper will hopefully look like this.

https://www.condorcycles.com/products/s ... gL2YfD_BwE


Yep, thanks