How to remove a Saint brake lever axle ?

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  1. seismic

    seismic Turbo Monkey

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    I am trying to remove the lever axle on my Saint brakes, but the axle seems stocked. I have removed the small screw which secure the lever axle, and it is my impression the axle has to be pressed out. However, I can not succeed in doing that.

    Any advices ??

    thanks
     

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  2. rpet

    rpet Turbo Monkey

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    i always smash mine out with something drifty like a small allen wrench.

    the pin thing gets deformed a bit where it gets smashed.

    But it always still goes back in and works fine... I've done about 5 levers.
    There is probably a $40 no-longer-produced Shimano tool for doing it properly.
    ;)

    -r
     
  3. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Sounds like somebody got new levers for Christmas!!

    I remember having to 'coax' my lever shaft out. In fact, I think I had to replace one of mine after coaxing it a bit too far.
     
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    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    yea i've done the small allen key punch. but then i got a actual punch tool. works nicely
     
  5. seismic

    seismic Turbo Monkey

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    Yes, I got some Straitline levers....and now they are mounted thanks to you guys !!! Simply awesome that it is possible to post such a question on RM and then have an answer 3 minutes after. Problem is solved, levers are mounted and I am going riding tomorrow. Thanks guys, and Merry Christmas !!