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Hack/alternative for Ultegra Caliper brake cable adjuster bolt

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Kernow_T, 8 Feb 2018.

  1. Kernow_T

    Kernow_T Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Have lost both Ultegra adjuster bolts (what would ordinarily be a barrel adjuster on a caliper). I don't want to spend nearly £30 on two new ones quite frankly; will anything else do the same job?

    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes/shimano-ultegra-br6700-cable-adjusting-bolt-unit-y8g698120/

    For example
    Will this do the same job?

    https://www.athleteshop.co.uk/shimano-kabelstelset-36920?as=athlete&kwd_id=20051-AGI-40936456210-ASI-376914782768-ASQCJS5E0E&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh_DTBRCTARIsABlT9MYfsnz6siN5BrdBc-PM46nf4DBAP9oyHOyW4VuTvUYa5VWFn4eZND8aAu84EALw_wcB

    Cheers
     
  2. iluvmybike

    iluvmybike Active Member

    I think the cheap bit you are looking at is a bolt for the adjuster on a rear derailleur - not the same thing as your brake
     
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    Kernow_T

    Kernow_T Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ahh - well spotted. Is it the case however that any brake cable adjuster unit, so long as its the same thread, will do the same job
     
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    Kernow_T

    Kernow_T Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
  5. iluvmybike

    iluvmybike Active Member

    That will only fit the 5800 brake not yuor 6700
     
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    Kernow_T

    Kernow_T Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Indeed. I think the 'trick' is to forget the bolt, rather concentrate on the housing (in Ultegra case) a little plastic ring that 'clips' on. Conceivably a different ring attached (possibly glued) with appropriate bolt would do the trick
     
  7. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    How did you lose these? Go on. Tell us the story. Losing one is unlucky (and I suspect most unusual). Losing two seems careless especially on high-end expensive brake calipers.
    If it were me I'd raid a cheaper set of calipers for the parts, with the same diameter and tpi.
     
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    Kernow_T

    Kernow_T Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Yes yes - the last bit - agreed - on it today.
    Actually I only lost one, someone else lost the other - I just assume responsibility as I them fixed and being used
     
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    Kernow_T

    Kernow_T Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Found it (well the one I misplaced)