Today’s QT is another homegrown one, from Tech Editor Jim Langley. It’s probably safe to say that if Jim didn’t know this, not many people do. Here’s what he wrote:
Thanks to the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association I recently learned that all these years I’ve been using the wrong screwdriver to turn the limit screws on Japanese derailleurs!
It turns out that there is a Japanese screw standard (who knew?).
It looks a lot like a Phillips screw; however, you may have noticed when adjusting your Shimano derailleurs that the fit of a Phillips driver is a little loose and can slip.
What’s needed is a JIS screwdriver, which fits perfectly. Here’s a link to the one I bought and am now using: http://amzn.to/2v4IVeW
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Jim Langley is RBR’s Technical Editor. He has been a pro mechanic and cycling writer for more than 40 years. He’s the author of Your Home Bicycle Workshop in the RBR eBookstore. Check out his “cycling aficionado” website at http://www.jimlangley.net, his Q&A blog and updates at Twitter. Jim’s streak of consecutive cycling days has reached more than 8,000. Click to read Jim’s full bio.