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Old 02-17-06, 12:48 PM
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Shimano XT shifter screws

Does anyone know of a source for replacement screws on Shimano shifters?

In changing cables on my XT shifters I have to take off a small plate that protects the shifter innards from dirt. Problem is that the microscopic screws that hold on these plates are pretty soft and the all heads are now stripped.

I'm in Seattle, so Recycled Cycles seems like my best bet to find some old ones, but wondering if you can order these from some place?

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Old 02-17-06, 03:55 PM
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Try a hadrware store, home center or auto parts store. Most sell metric bolts these days and you should be able to match the ones you need. The small cover screws in my old LX shifters are M3 X 4mm long and you should be able to find these.
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Next time when you want to change shifter cables use the access hole on the outboard side of the housing. (It comes with a black plastic screw plug that usually falls off.)

Much easier than removing the cover (and those tiny screws...).
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My old (1993 vintage) LX shifters don't have a port, cover or any other way to get to the shift cable except by removing the screw retained access cover.
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Old 02-18-06, 02:49 PM
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Use a thin file or Dremel with a thin cut-off disc to cut a slot in each screw and use a standard screwdriver. Some of the old 8spd XT's do not have a plastic plug and you have to extract the screws(or drill a hole in the plastic to get at the cable end!!)
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Originally Posted by wrench
Use a thin file or Dremel with a thin cut-off disc to cut a slot in each screw and use a standard screwdriver. Some of the old 8spd XT's do not have a plastic plug and you have to extract the screws(or drill a hole in the plastic to get at the cable end!!)
You and HillRider need to throw those embarrassing components away and upgrade, regardless of whether you need to or not.

Either that or stop screwing up your shifter cables.
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Old 02-18-06, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rmfnla
You and HillRider need to throw those embarrassing components away and upgrade, regardless of whether you need to or not.
I sort of did. I had to go out to my parts box to see if my now retired shifters had an access port or not.
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Thanks for the replies. I tried a hardware shop specializing in screws and a used bike shop with a ton of old components and had no luck.

May need to go the dremel route. I have 1998 XT and near as I can tell there is no way to hook in the cable ends without taking off these covers.

The guy at the bike shop suggested trying a jewelery store or a glasses store. And failing that, ride without 'em.
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looking for screw size for 1993 lexus sc400 or someone has some to sells
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looking for screw size for 1993 lexus sc400 or someone has some to sells
I'll check my spares bin...
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