Bicycle Mechanics - Shimano Deore rapid fire shifters: stripped thread, can't tighten the mounting bolt
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I somehow managed to strip the thread while putting my right shifter back on the handlebar. So I can't tighten it and it moves around. Any ideas for a workaround? I looked for some used ones without luck and a new set is $120 :(
Since it's shot anyway, should I just force a larger bolt in it? Not possible to drill through to put a nut on the other side.
01-18-10, 05:22 PM
Can you tap it for the next bolt size up, say M6 in place of M5? If you can't drill all the way through to put a nut on the other end, that's about the only fix I can think of.
Yeah, I'm gonna try that.
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