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reinstall spring on Dia-compe levers

Old 10-09-14, 07:02 AM
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reinstall spring on Dia-compe levers

my gran compe levers have a spring which gets fastened by an aluminum screw near the cable end on the lever. the screw loosened and was lucky to find both pieces in the lever arm. I've been trying to reinstall the spring for a few weeks with no success. Any one have a idea how, I haven't taken the lever apart yet to try. Will upload a photo when I figure out how to make smaller.
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pictures would be very helpful
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This the one?

https://www.yellowjersey.org/photosfr...st/AGC251A.JPG
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yes, similar model, it's part 251.9
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I posted a how to on this. Hang on and I'll dig it up.
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Rats. I apologize for lack of pics (I dumped pics in photobucket soon after, not thinking).

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Superglue the spring screw into the eyelet and let dry. Get the spring into position with a screwdriver on the screw, when you feel the screw engaging threads start turning the screw and the superglue will easily break free.
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good idea with the glue, does the pivot pin need to be removed, I tried a few taps when I noticed scratches on the black anodizing
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Originally Posted by qclabrat
good idea with the glue, does the pivot pin need to be removed, I tried a few taps when I noticed scratches on the black anodizing
If I recall, the pin needs to be in and you reach through the oval hole in the lever to tighten screw and that is where the glue helps you like an extra hand.

ETA: by the way, I ended up with a lost spring from the many snowy trips to and from the shop and house. One lever has a spring, the other does not. No difference by my discerning. Even with the missing pics you might get a hint from what I had posted each of the steps in the procedure.

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Originally Posted by qclabrat
good idea with the glue, does the pivot pin need to be removed, I tried a few taps when I noticed scratches on the black anodizing
How did you make out with the spring install?
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was away this weekend, will give it a try this week
did you need to remove the pivot pin, seems like reassembly may be more difficult with the pin out
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Originally Posted by qclabrat
was away this weekend, will give it a try this week
did you need to remove the pivot pin, seems like reassembly may be more difficult with the pin out
If I recall, the pin needs to be in so the spring will be in place. Reach through the oval access port on the lever. You will feel the screw engage the threads and with little pressure the glue will break loose.
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worked like a charm, you the man!!!
ordered another set as back up, but the these Gran Compes are much prettier
thanks again

Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
If I recall, the pin needs to be in so the spring will be in place. Reach through the oval access port on the lever. You will feel the screw engage the threads and with little pressure the glue will break loose.
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Originally Posted by qclabrat
worked like a charm, you the man!!!
ordered another set as back up, but the these Gran Compes are much prettier
thanks again
Excellent! Glad to hear you got it buttoned up. Good job!
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