Bleed screws in Shimano hydraulic levers

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TonyM
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by TonyM

DDX wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:47 pm
found sjs cycles on google, but shows : 'more stock due in 28/03/2018'
I just mailed some local shops, hope one of them can get a replacement faster...

That’s what my LBS told me.


Is there any other similar screw that we could use?

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DDX
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by DDX

Contacted bike-discount.de (where I bought) came back with a nice answer :
Thank you for your inquiry and your interest in our products.

Unfortunately, the desired product is sold out and we won’t be able to offer it in the future.
Also contacted sjscycle but they still think end of march.

Markbarter
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by Markbarter

DDX wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Contacted bike-discount.de (where I bought) came back with a nice answer :
Thank you for your inquiry and your interest in our products.

Unfortunately, the desired product is sold out and we won’t be able to offer it in the future.
Also contacted sjscycle but they still think end of march.
Same problem, they are made of butter. Pretty crap considering the price.

I have bodged it by cutting a groove in the head so I can loosen and tighten with a flat blade screwdriver. Problem is that I am losing fluid because I can't get it tight enough.

Considering drilling a hole right through, tapping it and then screwing in a new bolt with hydraulic loctite to seal it up. May work better.

Anyone got a better fix while we all wait for replacement parts?

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TonyM
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by TonyM

I had to make a Torx into it so that I could unscrew it.
So far all ok.

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