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singletrack lush
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Yup, I messed up. I tightened too hard and stripped it.
The brake mounts are built in to the fork lowers so I'm hoping this mishap wont require a purchase of a new fork...or is it? is there a fix for this?....The brake caliper is held to the fork with two screws with washers, for now, I took out the washer on the screw thats sits in the stripped threading so it can reach deeper in the threaded opening and hold on to the unstripped thread. hope this will work foe now. But is there a more permanent fix for this? any one else came accross the same problem?
 

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R.I.P. DogFriend
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You are far from the first to experience this:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=13521&highlight=stripped

I have posted on this numerous times. When is Manitou going to properly address this issue?

If you contact Manitou, make sure they know you were following their instructions to follow the brake makers instructions and that you were using the proper techniques for installation (a torque wrench).

There is no proper 'fix' other than to replace the lowers unless you do not value your past dental work.

Next time, use longer bolts and only torque to 80 inch pounds.
 
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