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Shimano xt brake pad retaining screw / pin
#1
Found my front brake was very spongy and upon some other front wheel maintenance my entire brake pad set fell out!

I have a shimano xt hydro brake set, fairly new, but can't recall the number.

I need a brake pad retaining screw and sping clip device which holds the actual pads in place. Currently all held together with a cable tie, not safe!

Any ideas where to start?
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#2
Tinc Tip No. 427 says :

Use a split pin.
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#3
"Blackers" Wrote:Tinc Tip No. 427 says :

Use a split pin.

You would think these things would never come out, but clearly has done. And I'm betting they're bloody expensive to replace!
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#4
Well.  First time I list one i was given a free replacement by Tri in Gravesend. Second time Tinc explained why a split pin was perfect... And it still is nearly years latet. If I hear that you have spent good money on a shimano bit i may dust off my passport and come over to the prison colony for words!   Wink
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#5
Paperclip FTW  Wink
Ride the Spiral to the end
It takes us to where no ones been
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#6
exactly the same thing happened to my XT caliper - went to the LBS and they used a random one to hold it in at the cost of 60p IIRC.
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#7
Ok so I'm getting the jist that "anything" will do. Cable tie for now then, will keep eye out  for suitable replacement
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#8
"Blackers" Wrote:Well.  First time I list one i was given a free replacement by Tri in Gravesend. Second time Tinc explained why a split pin was perfect... And it still is nearly years latet. If I hear that you have spent good money on a shimano bit i may dust off my passport and come over to the prison colony for words!   Wink

You mean that vast amount on this?

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Might just buy for ease.... had enough of fettling this week.
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#9
&quot;BMJBOY&quot; Wrote:You mean that vast amount on this?

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Might just buy for ease.... had enough of fettling this week.

Split pin!
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#10
&quot;BMJBOY&quot; Wrote:You mean that vast amount on this?

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Might just buy for ease.... had enough of fettling this week.

I'll post you some split pins.........
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