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How to remove a Saint brake lever axle ?

seismic

Turbo Monkey
Dec 22, 2003
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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
 

rpet

Turbo Monkey
Jun 9, 2003
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El Lay
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
 

Nick

My name is Nick
Sep 21, 2001
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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.
 

DHS

Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy
Apr 23, 2002
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yea i've done the small allen key punch. but then i got a actual punch tool. works nicely
 

seismic

Turbo Monkey
Dec 22, 2003
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South East Asia
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 !!