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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:58 pm 
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A question that I've meant to ask for a long time.But why is there a bit of tape stuck to one arm of most dual pivot brake calipers??Its kind of a cloth tape as opposed to insulating tape.Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:07 pm 
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It protects the finish prior to instal on your bike.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:34 am 
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@ TwiggyTN,thanks for the reply.But while I understand that it protects the finish on the caliper,what about the other 90% of the caliper that has no tape on it,why is'nt that protected??


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:53 am 
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looking at the left part of this unrestrained brake you will notice some metal to metal contact. when the brake is delivered it has a piece of tape in that location to prevent this.

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Its packing material that most good mechanics will take off once the brakes are installed on the bike.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:46 am 
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bikerjulio,ah now it makes sense,a picture paints a 1,000 words!! Thanks again,hillrider.


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