I have an xtr rapid fire shifter and brake. The screw broke to the mounting bracket to the handle bars. It stays on but needs the screw to tighten it up. Just needing the info on where to find the part or an idea of an after market part that fits.
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Re: Needing advice on finding xtr repair parts
You can use a good old metal screw for this. If the back of the screw hole is open, just get a coarse threaded metal screw that is approximately the fight diameter and use it. Or, if you want to be precise (and far more safe), take the screw you do have to a hardware store, or a fastener supplier, and have them set you up with the correct screw. i do not know where you live, but if you Google map "hardware store" you should be able to find one pretty close by.
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After a call to the customer service people who were more confused than I was, I figured out how to mount the bracket to the handle bar. Believe it or not the Zefal guys did not have an instruction manual on the product they sell. So here is how it works...
You have to run the hard plastic strap around the handle bar and push it into a gap between the plastic nut . It's such a small gap that you will have award time finding it. Once you tighten the plastic nut the strap will advance slowly until the end will come appear on the other side. That's all there is to it.
Now why the heck could they not put a picture of this on the box? Perhaps job security for the Zefal guys?
Shift into the highest gear and then release the shifter cable at the derailleur (it is clamped with an allen [hex] bolt). Pull the cable as tight as you can and re-clamp the cable. You should be all set now. The cable stretches over time and needs to be adjusted.
The brake cable generally requires 5mm ferrules, and the shifter cable generally requires 4mm ferrules. Campy routes both of them along the bar, the brake in front, shifter in back. Because the cable housings but right up against the shifter/brake body, often no ferrule is required. I still use them, though, just to have a "clean" joint.
May I ask what you're going to do with the old shifters?
When you pull the lever to the bar, look in the gap between the lever and the mount. You'll see the screw that tightens the strap holding the lever mount to the bar. You can get to it by loosening the cable at the brake (at the wheel, that is) and pulling the cable housing and button away and up from the mount, guiding the cable thru the slot in the mount. This will give you a clear shot at the screw that tightens the mount to the handlebar. Yeah, you'll need to adjust the cable tension after you put everything together again, but that's the price you pay for such a beautiful, clean brake lever.