/ Help! Trying to find a saddle or "half moon" washer.

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Richard Carter - on 26 Aug 2012
Been trying to find a "half moon washer", without sucess. I did find one shop in America and they were only 0.80, but postage was 16.00 !!

Maybe one of you guys have one spare/for sale?

This is what I'm after:
http://www.vataxaccountancy.co.uk/washer.jpg
Richard Carter - on 26 Aug 2012
The washer I'm after is 16mm across with a 6mm central hole.
Richie Rich - on 26 Aug 2012
Hardonicus - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Richard Carter: Bike shop?
Richard Carter - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Hardonicus:

Local bike shop had never seen them before (they're off an old 80's bike I have)
Richard Carter - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Richie Rich:

Looks plastic, I'm after metal of some description if possible.
JLS on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Richard Carter:

>"Local bike shop had never seen them before"

Shocking! Ye need an olde worldy bike shop that's likely to have a drawer full of them.

If you'd posted yesterday, I'd probably been able to find one in a tin of bits I've got in my mum's garage... Might be a while before I'm out that way again - I'm a bad son.

Is it for the back (round curve) or front (oval curve)?
Timmd on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Richard Carter:

I might have a few lying around at my parents' house as well. Think it'll be by next Saturday by the time i've definately had a look but it might be sooner. I don't know what curve shape they'd be though, re JLS's post just above. Is next Saturday too long?
Richard Carter - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to JLS:

"Shocking! Ye need an olde worldy bike shop that's likely to have a drawer full of them."

My local shop is full of pinarellos and such like. I suspect even Shimano 105 is alien to them :-P LOL
Richard Carter - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to JLS:

I need one to attach a brake caliper to the read brake bridge. The brake bridge has a diameter of 12mm if that's helpful? I have one already I just lost the second one. For the moment I have just tightened a nut on there, but it'd better with one of these washers :) There's no urgent rush though.
cap'nChino - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Richard Carter: Acn you buy a full sized washer and chop it in half?
Richard Carter - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to cap'nChino:


No, check out the picture I posted. I'm not sure if it's actually officially called a "half moon washer" that's just what it was called on a website where I found a picture of one.
andrew549 on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Richard Carter: I might have one from a 1980s bike will check when I'm home, on my bike I only have 1 between the caliper and bar and don't have one between the bar and the nut, its been fine like that for over a year.
deepsoup - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Richard Carter:
> I'm not sure if it's actually officially called a "half moon washer" that's just what it was called on a website where I found a picture of one.

I think "saddle washer" might be a better term for it.
eg: http://www.seascrew.com/browse.cfm?s=27-26 (random link off google)
AlasdairM on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to Richard Carter: That looks very similar to the washers Avid use on their tri-align system both on disk brake calipers and cantilever brake pads.

I don't have any spare though as I've split a few of them myself!
Richard Carter - on 26 Aug 2012
In reply to deepsoup:

Yeah that looks right! Was going to buy a couple but nearly 5 quid for a couple of washers made me balk :-P
Richard Carter - on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Richard Carter:


I've still not managed to find one of these, so if anyone has managed to find one...
balmybaldwin - on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Richard Carter:

WIll have a look in my box of bits when I get home... I may well have one
LastBoyScout on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Richard Carter:

Pretty sure I've got one of those kicking around in a box at home - I'll try and remember to have a look later.

Failing that, there's a couple of "old school" bike shops around here and I'll be shopping for a new crash helmet over the next few days, so can check for you.
unclesamsauntibess - on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Richard Carter: I have one in my hand right now. pm an address and it's yours by Monday. 0p
JLS on 28 Sep 2012
In reply to Richard Carter:

I've been carring one about all week in an envelope with you name and address on it!

Will make an effort to buy a stamp and get it off to you tomorrow...
Richard Carter - on 02 Oct 2012
In reply to JLS:

Cheers, arrived today :)
Richard Carter - on 02 Oct 2012
In reply to unclesamsauntibess:

I got some washers today - I assume from you? Thank you very much, I've now re-assembled the brakes :)

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