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Shimano rollerbrake grease cap stuck and access issues

Old 10-14-17, 04:32 PM
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Shimano rollerbrake grease cap stuck and access issues

i've got newbie maintenance issues

have a dutch oma with shimano roller brakes front/rear.

the front brake- the grease cap is a hard non flexible plastic that i can turn/spin, don't think it has any threads but also can't get it to pop off. i can easily grease it if i can get the darn cap off.

the rear brake- the grease cap is a flexible plastic/rubber cap that i can pop off easily but its partially hidden behind the dropout area (?) blocking roller brake nozzle from reaching the port. what could i use to extend the nozzle length? drinking straw is too large.

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Old 10-15-17, 08:42 AM
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for the hard one, screw a self-tapping screw in and use some pliers to yank it out. for the other use a childs medicine syringe and a short piece of tubing.
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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
for the hard one, screw a self-tapping screw in and use some pliers to yank it out. for the other use a childs medicine syringe and a short piece of tubing.
really? how will the cap stay put after? or won't need to because there are replacement flexible rubber ones like the rear one?

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