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Hi,

I have a question regarding the brake calipers.
I have an issue with rims fitting and it'd be great to get few millimeters more space (break caliper clearance issue).

Can I cut off this part? I'd get extra 2-3mm with this.
Is it essential or it won't effect breaking in any way? Picture of what I'd like to cut off (that small bump):
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Hi,

I have a question regarding the brake calipers.
I have an issue with rims fitting and it'd be great to get few millimeters more space (break caliper clearance issue).

Can I cut off this part? I'd get extra 2-3mm with this.
Is it essential or it won't effect breaking in any way? Picture of what I'd like to cut off (that small bump):
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Hard to say without taking the caliper apart. If its just a bump from where the casting was made you are probably OK. I have seen a picture years ago where a guy cut the inside of his wheel spokes for clearance. The wheel broke off and caused an accident. So you don't want to mess with these things without knowing what you are doing.
 
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