eek, that was scary ! Help please, xtr 975 brake spares question..

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  • eek, that was scary ! Help please, xtr 975 brake spares question..
  • loughor
    Member

    Somehow lost the bolt thing that goes through the caliper and pads, circlip and all. Done a quick search on-line at the usual, obvious places without success. Basically, a where from question.. please.
    Thnx in advance (on Hong Kong time zone)
    Jon

    mmel
    Member
    loughor
    Member

    mmel,
    that’s the jobbie, cheers

    Jon

    loughor
    Member

    Oh hang on. Will that fit the newer 975 ? Looks right but not sure.
    Again I am indebted to the STW greater knowledge

    Jon

    bigyinn
    Member

    Should do the trick, reviews suggest it works with older era brakes, but no stock until march.
    Might take a punt on one so I can do away with the bloody split pin on my 595 caliper (need to tap the threads first though)

    loughor
    Member

    BigYinn,
    I agree LOOKS right.. but ?? Chinese New Year in HK, LBS on hols, can’t really wait until March either

    bigyinn
    Member

    For £1.79 its got to be worth a punt.

    A split pin will do you as a temp fix until you can get a proper replacement.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    do they not come free with new pads?

    loughor
    Member

    BY and MWS,
    Genuinely thnx. Split pin is a great bodge, at least an improvement on the cable tie i used to get home ! Not sure if the bolt comes with new pads, have to wait until next week when LBS reopens. Cheers both and I will order those suggested earlier just to see if they’re OK.
    FYI, I blame human error (mine) for the loss

    bigyinn
    Member

    No bolts with new pads, not even genuine shimano ones.

    bigyinn
    Member

    That’ll be aluminium replacement pins. Bargain!
    I’d stick a split pin in there and put the proper pin on back order with Wiggle, unless you want to spend £40.

    You could find a suitable length threaded bolt and file the threads smooth on it (barring the first bit), that’s what I’ve done in the past.

    mmel
    Member

    More like this one then? Click

    In stock too!

    bigyinn
    Member

    That will fit fine, although I prefer the allen bolt ones rather than the screwdriver slot ones.
    If it siezes in there its easier to use an allen key without destroying the head.

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