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apple tango
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PostPosted: 13:31 - 09 Sep 2017    Post subject: Trying to fit a 90's shifter. Am I being retarded? Reply with quote

Afternoon,

I bought a 1990's shifter off Ebay as modern ones are bloody expensive..and I'm a tight arse.

I'm not sure if I'm being stupid or what, but the bolt which came with it seems way too long. Here are some pictures to explain.

Here is the shifter:

http://i63.tinypic.com/fc412q.jpg

This is the clamp thing the bolt screws into:

http://i66.tinypic.com/2qmkhw0.jpg

Holding the shifter against the clamp:

http://i68.tinypic.com/30nb420.jpg

That's where the bolt goes in:

http://i64.tinypic.com/34e5jtl.jpg

Here is the bolt screwed in. As you can see it's way too long:

http://i64.tinypic.com/2myupg1.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/20kanbl.jpg

Pretty sure this isn't right.

So, am I being stupid somehow, or do I need to cut the bolt down? Which I can't be bothered to do tbh. I've tried adding loads of washers, but that hasn't worked either.
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PostPosted: 13:37 - 09 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the original bolt. Cut it down to size. EDIT: actually, you probably won't get enough torque on that one, get a hex head with the same thread. About 6-8Nm is right for handlebarish stuff, and you'd have to be lucky and quite meathanded to get that into a standard machine screw, like what you got there.
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apple tango
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PostPosted: 14:02 - 09 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

I bought some hex head bolts today which fit perfectly, however there isn't enough room to fit a spanner or socket wrench into where the head of the bolt sits:

http://i65.tinypic.com/1izgag.jpg
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PostPosted: 14:03 - 09 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. Change it out for a button head or socket head cap screw of an appropriate length. Looks like an M6.
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PostPosted: 17:04 - 09 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Bought a pack of button head ones but it's slightly too long so I've ended up cutting it down. Hopefully will do the trick!
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PostPosted: 20:20 - 09 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

apple tango wrote:
Thanks. Bought a pack of button head ones but it's slightly too long so I've ended up cutting it down. Hopefully will do the trick!

Yeah, that's what I meant by hex head, as in hex key. Good show.
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PostPosted: 14:41 - 11 Sep 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without stating the obvious, have you checked that the ratchet system is operating OK? Usually that is what goes bust. Also that shifter only appears to be rated for 8-speed cassette.
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