105 Shifter cable / Hood removal

peat Posts: 1,242
edited May 2014 in Workshop
So, my cable inner has frayed and jammed up one of my shifters today.

Trying to find a guide/diagram on how to replace it. Looking at my shifter, I can't see where i thread the new cable in, I don't know if I have folded the hood back far enough, certainly cant seem to budge it. I've done the procedure on MTB shifters several times, but these fancy 105's strike the fear of god into me.

Any ideas on either?



  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 702880.pdf

    have a gander at that, think the bit you need is in there (about half way accross near the bottom and then the top of the next column)
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • matt@theforce
    matt@theforce Posts: 647
    My cable snapped a few weeks ago. I found that both of my 105 shifters had a panel that could be un-screwed revealing where the gear cables are to be threaded through.
  • peat
    peat Posts: 1,242
    Thanks guys, spot on!
  • peat
    peat Posts: 1,242
    Got this done today thanks to the diagrams.

    Cable had delaminated and had become frayed inside the internal routing and worse inside the shifter. Made a right mess.

    All hunky-dory now.