Bicycle Mechanics - How to reposition Sora STI brifters on bar?
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07-15-06, 10:40 AM
I'm still using the classic vintage stuff, so the "new" brifters are a bit of a mystery to me.
My son had a minor crash on his road bike that left one of the brifters pointing inwards. I'd like to loosen the clamp, reposition, and retighten, but how does this work?
Can anyone enlighten me or point me to a site that may describe how these levers come apart?
07-15-06, 11:15 AM
If you pull back the rubber hood from the top you will find a little groove where a 5mm allen wrench can fit in to loosen the clamp. When you go to retighten it, don't go overboard. If your son crashes again (as is likely) you'd rather the brifters give a little rather than break. The brifters are one of the more costly components to replace.
07-15-06, 04:24 PM
The clamp bolts are outboard of the shifter body on the outside face. As RG said, look at the shifters and you will see a groove disappearing under the rubber hoods. A 5 mm allan wrench wiggled down that groove will find the fastening bolt.
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