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Old 06-12-09, 02:13 PM   #1
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Please help me with a mystery!

The Prince has been in my van and untouched since my ride on Sunday. I take it out Tuesday night to ride and the left brifter has slid down almost an inch.

Any ideas on when and how that happened??? Was their jealousy when it saw me take the golf cubs out to play??

And then I find out I need a T-25 tool to tighten the nut!?!?
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Lose bolt on the clamp, coupled with a high heat situation allowed the glue o the bar tape to melt, so the brifter slid down the handlebar?
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And then I find out I need a T-25 tool to tighten the nut!?!?
I thought torx tools were used only on mtn bikes.
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It was loose and you bumped it when you loaded the bike. That's God's way of reminding you to carry tools.
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It's been like that for six months and you've only just noticed. Move it back and you won't be able to ride the bike.

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And then I find out I need a T-25 tool to tighten the nut!?!?
I just installed Campy Ergo brifters on my new Cannondale yesterday and was surprised to find that T-25 equipped screw under the hood (instead of a hex screw). Fortunately I had the driver (and could find it), but I laughed at the spec that it be snugged with a torque wrench to a specific tightness. I'm certain one is out there, but I've never seen torque wrench or driver that could fit in such a tight place!

Obviously your LBS or the bike builder didn't have one either. Was your van parked in a relatively temperature stable garage, or outdoors?
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I just installed Campy Ergo brifters on my new Cannondale yesterday and was surprised to find that T-25 equipped screw under the hood (instead of a hex screw). Fortunately I had the driver (and could find it), but I laughed at the spec that it be snugged with a torque wrench to a specific tightness. I'm certain one is out there, but I've never seen torque wrench or driver that could fit in such a tight place!

Obviously your LBS or the bike builder didn't have one either. Was your van parked in a relatively temperature stable garage, or outdoors?
I have a garage at home but it spends a lot of time in the heat of the day outside in the sun. It can definitely get warm inside the van. I'm out of town but I was able to find a T-25 stopping at a couple stores. That screw is really hard to get to though.....even after pulling back the hood cover as far as I could it was still difficult to get the torx driver all the way into the screw head. I may need to rig up a driver with a swivel head to really be able to fully tighten it. I think they told me it was the only torx screw in the whole bike........go figure!!
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I'm getting worried about the Prince now. I heard that DG has just got a few tools to go with his new workshop and is moonlighting as a Bike mechanic. Just wondering if your LBS built up the bike- or if they farmed it out to someone.
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I'm getting worried about the Prince now. I heard that DG has just got a few tools to go with his new workshop and is moonlighting as a Bike mechanic. Just wondering if your LBS built up the bike- or if they farmed it out to someone.
I don't think DG works on Red bikes
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