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Adjusting shimano brake levers

robthehungrymonkeyrobthehungrymonkey Posts: 616
edited August 2008 in Road beginners
I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the brake levers on my bike (shimano 105)? my stubby little fingers are stretching a bit too much to get to them especially when i'm using the drop bars.

thanks
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  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Don't think there's any adjustment in the reach.............unless you can re-position them on the curve of the bars to reduce the distance between the lever and the bar
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I'm sure I have read somewhere that you can obtain and fit shims which bring the levers closer to the bars. Alternatively (and more expensively) you can replace the complete thing with short reach levers; these are commonly fitted to women's specific bikes
  • System_1System_1 Posts: 513
    You want some shims. Shimano do their own but the Specialized Slim Shims seem easier to get hold of and do the same job. Dirt cheap too.
  • System wrote:
    You want some shims. Shimano do their own but the Specialized Slim Shims seem easier to get hold of and do the same job. Dirt cheap too.

    oooh, ideal.

    Many thanks.
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