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I recently bought a new wheel which requires a centerlock disc brake. I am used to the 6 bolt disc brake, which is all I've used to this point. I went to install the wheel last night and it would not fit into my frame. It seemed that the distance between the disc and the part of axel on the disc side that slides into the slot on the frame is too wide. No matter how I angled it or fooled with it, it wouldn't go.

Is it possible that the centerlock as opposed to the 6 bolt disc is the culprit or is it more likley just a matter of frame/wheel incompatibility? I'm going to try to fool with it more tonight. I think if I can just stretch the frame with my hands just a tiny bit, it will slip in there. It is not far off. Any recommendations? Thanks.
 

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It sounds like your brake caliper mount might need to be adjusted. Do you have any shims in? If so you might need to remove them, if you don't have any shims then you might need to get the disc tabs faced so that you can shift the entire assembly over a little more.
 

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The problem was that I'm an idiot and installed the rotor backwards. No instructions and no familiarity with centerlock rotors led to the confusion. Thanks for your help. I'm all ready to go now.

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It sounds like your brake caliper mount might need to be adjusted. Do you have any shims in? If so you might need to remove them, if you don't have any shims then you might need to get the disc tabs faced so that you can shift the entire assembly over a little more.
 
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