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How to locate screws for hydraulic brake reservoir?

Old 08-01-18, 10:47 AM
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How to locate screws for hydraulic brake reservoir?

The screws that close the hydraulic brake reservoir on my Shimano brake have fallen out and gotten wrecked during a crash. Can a bike shop locate these? I realize it's a small purchase but if I also buy some grips and a cassette could they find these screws? I don't want to buy a whole new brake for 2 screws.

UPDATE. It turns out the tiny screws that used to be used for optical and floppy drives are a perfect fit. Thought I'd post this for anyone in the future.

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Originally Posted by DimplePimple View Post
The screws that close the hydraulic brake reservoir on my Shimano brake have fallen out and gotten wrecked during a crash. . .
Both screws? How did you survive such an enormous impact? How could the screws have "fallen out" without stripping the threads in the reservoirs?
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The first step is to look up the Shimano part number in the appropriate exploded view (EV) diagram at Manuals & Technical Documents

Modern Bike typically has a good selection of Shimano small parts. Search their site for the part number.

Failing that the part number can be googled or any LBS should be able to order it for you.


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Thanks all. Threads are fine. Shop can order replacement cap with screws but it takes a week. I'm gonna try some m3 machine screws first. If they don't work then I'll order a new reservoir lid.
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