What is this plastic part called and is it possible to get a replacement? It's commonly found on Shimano caliper brakes. I have a pair of brakes where one is missing both of these plastic bits and as a result, the brake makes creaking sounds when operated.
With the information provided by Criggie's comment I was able to find an exploded diagram of the Shimano Exage brake with a part list.
Searching for the part number reveals that Shimano uses that same part number on several different brakes.
I asked The Google as nicely as I could but found no replacement sleeves or brake rebuild kits available.
You are looking at:
- Making your own per Criggie's comment
- Scavenging sleeves from another caliper
- Replacing the caliper
- Living with the creaking sound
- Duct tape?