Re: Shimano 6501 Shifters - Replacing Plastic Dust Caps - Nearly Impossible?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Tom Keats, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Tom Keats

    Tom Keats Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Steve Sr. <[email protected]> writes:
    > Folks,
    >
    > Is there a secret incantation or way that you have to hold your tongue
    > to accomplish this feat?
    >
    > I crashed a few months back and lost one cover and ground the other
    > one down a good bit. I ordered a set of Shimano replacements and
    > recently tried to install them. BTW, these are the style that snap on
    > and not the ones with the screw at the top that holds the cover in
    > place
    >
    > For the life of me I couldn't get either one to go on to the point
    > that it was latched properly at the top. It appears that the black
    > plastic mount is too wide for the cap to fit over. This makes it
    > impossible for the cap to go all the way on and latch.


    I'd stick them in the freezer for awhile, and see if
    that would contract them enough to fit.

    But that's more of an experiment than a tried-&-true
    technique, so it might not work. But it's worked for
    me with other stuff. Sometimes.


    cheers,
    Tom

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