Front brake adjustment screw loosening: loctite?
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    Front brake adjustment screw loosening: loctite?

    Shimano 105 front brake. The screw that adjusts the brake shoes left/right to center them over the rim keeps loosening itself as I ride, I assume due to vibration since I can't see anything mechanically wrong. Screw is circled in attachment.

    Should I just use some Loctite Blue on this, or is there a better way to solve the issue? (Lock washer? Something else?)

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    Yes, loctite it.

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    yup... blue loctite. Start with the most simple solution.

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    Better with Green Loctite, as it is designed to wick into the open gaps of the mating threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tednugent View Post
    Better with Green Loctite, as it is designed to wick into the open gaps of the mating threads.
    only if the OP doesn't want to pull the screw out first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tednugent View Post
    Better with Green Loctite, as it is designed to wick into the open gaps of the mating threads.
    No no no no no. This is an adjusting screw, which needs to be esily moveable. Read the copy on the green loctite. It's for more permanent installations, and REQUIRES HEATING FOR DISASSEMBLY. It's stickier and harder than the blue when cured.


    Use the blue, back out the screw a bit and drip some on the exposed threads, turn it back in.
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    Sounds like blue Loctite is the way to go. Thanks all.

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