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The barrel thingies in Shimano STI Levers

cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
edited January 2010 in The workshop
It's the barrel thing in the lever you put the brake cable through.See picture below. Well, mine broke today, going down a slope (an ideal time) - the ends sheared off. Does anyone know if you can buy spares and, if so, where? I don't fancy buying a new lever just because of this.



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FCN 2-4.

"What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
"It stays down, Daddy."
"Exactly."

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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    yikes... would have been safer if you rode fixed...

    no idea about shimano.. try ringing your lbs as they have bits if anyone will??
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Yeah, I had to proceed with caution for 14.5 of the 15 miles home!

    That's what I'll do tomorrow. I'm going to change the handlebars on the crosser while I'm at it, so am going to be on the mtb for the rest of this week.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,920
    Try Robin in Bridgewater.

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-Shim ... k-5342.htm

    In fact most Shimano Dealers should be able to oblige though they could sting you for the postage if you want it ordereed asap and they haven't enough to order a carriage paid order from Madison which was £100 IIRC.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Rockstar. 8)

    Found this too on Google - it's what happened to mine by the looks of it: http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15844817
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
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