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    Campagnolo shifter torx

    Anyone fitted new Campag shifters recently?

    I've got the right size torx driver, but its too long and I'm struggling to tighten them around the rubber hood.

    Which type of torx key / bit have people used successfully?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cafe de Keirin View Post
    Anyone fitted new Campag shifters recently?

    Which type of torx key / bit have people used successfully?


    The ball end helps tighten things at a slight angle, and the short section helps snug it the last turn or so..
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    except that that isnt a torx key....

    i use a t-handle thingy at work. its pretty much impossible not to screw up the soft alloy they use though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a.davis12 View Post
    except that that isnt a torx key....
    Shows what i know about current gruppo's

    why'd they have to mess around and introduce more proprietary parts that need special tools .. again - fvckin' Campy
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    That's what I've found. Stupid soft allen heads on the old ones. Now stupid soft torx headed things on this generation.

    I might check Jaycar tomorrow and see if they have anything that might do the job.

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    Torx seems to be the trend these days with Shimano too. I'm guessing it's less susceptible to stripping
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    I just bought a good teng tools t25 t-handle and t25 for hydraulic work from my local auto shop for $12 and $14 each the extended bit is made of harded steel I think they should last. You can always remove the hoods to get at them easier but those bolt heads on the new campy gruppo's are made of cheese.

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    Thanks guys. I might have a hunt around for some drill bit type torx bits and see if they have any flexible adapters. I know they have them for socket sets.

    If i cant find that I may just have to make do.

    Has anyone replaced stripped bolts/nuts (I cant tell which these are) before?

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    i think they are T25's... the allen key ones were good cause you could use the ball ends.
    lift the rubber of the front of the hood and pass the T25 through on the left hand side of the hood under the rubber, just make sure you get the bit all the way into the nut so you don't round it off..

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    just a thought but can you get in and replace the torx bolt with a decent grade allen head (stainless maybe) with the same length/thread? I did that once with some 9sp Daytona levers that had well-mangled stock bolts.

    personal note - I feckin' hate torx.

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