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Missing screw on SR brake lever? How important is this?

Old 06-13-14, 06:06 PM
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Missing screw on SR brake lever? How important is this?

Recently acquired a new set of Super Record brake levers that is missing the grub screw (#2036) that locks the lever pivot pin (#2034) into place on one of the levers. Is this something I need to worry about replacing, lest the whole thing self destruct on me at some point? If so, does anyone off-hand know the specs for it? (I'm perfectly content with a hardware store replacement, since it's completely invisible when the lever is assembled.)

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Probably ok if the pivot pin is covered on both sides by the hoods.
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Originally Posted by leicanthrope
Recently acquired a new set of Super Record brake levers that is missing the grub screw (#2036) that locks the lever pivot pin (#2034) into place on one of the levers. Is this something I need to worry about replacing, lest the whole thing self destruct on me at some point? If so, does anyone off-hand know the specs for it? (I'm perfectly content with a hardware store replacement, since it's completely invisible when the lever is assembled.)

Take the handle base to an ACE hardware, they can match an allen set screw of the same thread and pitch. I did that not too long ago.
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Yes, it should just be a metric allen-head set screw. Ace should have it, or at least you should be able to determine the threading.
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Assuming it's the same as a Triomphe brake lever, it is a standard M5. In a pinch I have cut the end off a M5 bolt (5-6mm long) and carved a groove in the cut end for a screw driver (where would I be without a Dremel tool?)
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