I need a screw (although technically I think it's a bolt)

paulintheforest Posts: 84
edited August 2014 in The workshop
Hi all

Due to some sheer incompetence on my part I did some work on my daughter's bike on the grass and dropped the screw that holds the indicator lens to her gear shifter.

The screw you can see here
Anyone know what size it is or where I can get a replacement from? The LBS haven't been much help, I even tried Halfords in desperation. She can't race the bike until I can put the cover back on so I need to try to get this sorted ASAP. It's a Shimano 2300 shifter

Also in the interests of fairness, picture blatently stolen from this Ebay listing here (which is my plan B source for the screw/bolt)http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-ST-2300-right-hand-8-speed-shifter-brake-lever-/221516364708?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item3393677ba4



  • davis
    davis Posts: 2,506
    It'll be a "standard" size, for some value of "standard". I'd cannibalize whatever electronic things I can find - take the screw out of the other shifter for comparison. Hell take a plug to pieces and see what you get. No point at all looking for a bike-specific screw.

    Or, you could hoover the garden. It'd give the neighbours a treat.
    Sometimes parts break. Sometimes you crash. Sometimes it’s your fault.
  • desweller
    desweller Posts: 5,175
    Bolts are screws.
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  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    No, Screws are screws and bolts are bolts, that has full length thread so is a screw, a bolt doesn't so can never be a screw,
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.