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Replacing Microshift brake lever

savagandrewsavagandrew Posts: 2
edited October 2015 in Workshop
Hello, all - my first post, here, and relatively new to road cycling.

I am six months into my cycling career, riding a Btwin Triban 500 (http://goo.gl/lOL7MV). Today I had a minor crash, coming down on the right side and quite dramatically bending the brake lever of the Btwin's Microshift shifters (http://www.microshift.com.tw/SB-R482.html).

The brake and gear controls on these shifters are not combined (see the link to the Microshift website). The gear shifting components have not been bent. The brakes still function perfectly. What I'm trying to understand is whether I can replace only the brake lever, or whether I will need to replace the entire shifter.

I can see shifters on eBay for around £46 so I could replace the whole thing quite easily; however, if it's possible to replace only the brake and I can get hold of a brake lever for just a few pounds I'd rather do that.

Thanks

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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Hello, all - my first post, here, and relatively new to road cycling.

    I am six months into my cycling career, riding a Btwin Triban 500 (http://goo.gl/lOL7MV). Today I had a minor crash, coming down on the right side and quite dramatically bending the brake lever of the Btwin's Microshift shifters (http://www.microshift.com.tw/SB-R482.html).

    The brake and gear controls on these shifters are not combined (see the link to the Microshift website). The gear shifting components have not been bent. The brakes still function perfectly. What I'm trying to understand is whether I can replace only the brake lever, or whether I will need to replace the entire shifter.

    While dismantling the brake lever may be possible since it plays no role in gear changing, I think you're unlikely to find the lever available as a spare part, either new or on Ebay. Replacing the whole shifter is the simplest and possibly the only solution for you I think...

    I can see shifters on eBay for around £46 so I could replace the whole thing quite easily; however, if it's possible to replace only the brake and I can get hold of a brake lever for just a few pounds I'd rather do that.

    Thanks
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