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 Post subject: Help Reassemble Brifters
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:59 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:02 pm
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I have some 600 Tricolour brifters that I disassembled and got working. Now I can't get them back together with the return spring, since I don't have that weird tube-like Shimano tool. Anyone got any ideas about what to use to reassemble these things?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:03 pm 
MacRetro rider
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If you mean the wee spring that is on lever pivot, I used a section of the extending aerial from the radio in the kitchen.
The top/last section had been pulled out and it was just the right diameter to fit on spring. Since it seems to be chromed brass I was worried it wouldn't be strong enough so was careful. It worked fine as a substitute tool.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:58 pm 
Old School Hero

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The only thing I can say is keep trying ! It happened the same with mines, and after a very very very frustrating week trying I gave up and sold them for peanuts as spare parts... The buyer sent me a whatsapp next day saying he put them back together, and without the shimano specific "tool". Unfortunately he did not told me how. Sorry I can not be more specific, but there should a way certainly ....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:41 am 
Dirt Disciple

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OK, finally got them back together using a slightly modified air pump needle for inflating balls. I made the opening at the bottom of the needle a little bigger with an awl and presto, worked like a charm.


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