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  • Ghetto piston reset tool? (Shimano)
  • philbert31
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    I’m gonna bleed my brakes but just realised that i don’t have a piston reset tool, does anybody have a ghetto solution???

    Duffer
    Member

    A large flathead… Or a medium ring spanner.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    There’s a special tool??? That people pay real money for???

    The handle end of an old toothbrush is my high tech solution.

    There’s a special tool??? That people pay real money for???

    What he said!

    I have a novel toothbrush styled Shimano compatible piston reset tool I could sell you for a tenner.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    What is a “piston reset tool”?

    5thElefant
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    A big screwdriver. Or a tyre lever.

    Premier Icon jameso
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    A plastic tyre lever works – thicker ones like Parks are good. Be careful with Shimano ceramic pistons and screwdrivers…

    philbert31
    Member

    ta for the replies… i think 🙂 All sorted now.

    chives
    Member

    Wooden clothes peg, disassembled, gives you two opposing wedges, works on Hopes so unless your Shimano are too oriental… 🙂

    Mister P
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    Sharp metal tool plus ceramic piston equals possible expensive mistake. Stick an old set of pads in to protect the pistons and job’s a goodun.

    orangeboy
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    Large tyre lever is my tool of choice

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Get into the habit of levering them apart with a screwdriver before removing the pads….

    DT78
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    Used my car key this weekend when I had accidently pulled the front lever with the wheel removed….

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