I’ve managed to strip the threads in my Rival 1 banjo bolt hole. However, I’ve removed the hose and found the threads are fine closer to the bottom of the hole. I’m wondering if I can buy a longer banjo bolt to tighten into the remaining threads? Any other ideas of how to sort out or is the shifter toast?
Hey. What happened to this in the end? I just tried rebuilding my apex 1 calipers, and it turns out someone over-tightened the banjo on the RH lever. Trying to fasten it after rebuilding, and the threads came with it. Pretty upset.
This is exactly what happened to me and I’m afraid it’s not good news. If the threads are stripped there’s no way of connecting the banjo bolt. Sram won’t warranty a shifter with stripped threads unfortunately. It makes absolutely no sense to me that such a critical part of the shifter, ie the threads, would be made from plastic as they can strip so easily and then the whole thing is only fit for the bin. I’ve had so many issues with Sram now that I’m planning to move over to Shimano as soon as possible. Sorry I couldn’t provide some more positive feedback!
Advocating Shimano over SRAM is always helpful.
He's got a point though. If there was parts available I'd do it in a heart beat
Agreed. It's like the vital part of the assembly and it's made from cheese. Shit show.
Why beat around the bush? Think I gave a fair amount of useful info there. If you want long term reliability Sram’s got to go.
Unfortunately I can't find all the stuff to make a proper GRX setup, so have decided the cheapest way to get this going is SRAM yet again. But I am ditching the hydro and ordered a set of Rival cable levers and some BB7s road calipers. Like that I can keep most of the stuff on the bike the same, and hydraulic fluid leaking won't be an issue, plus I have spares for the right hand shifter double tap stuff if need be.
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