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Old 05-05-05, 10:22 AM   #1
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Post-Crash Brake Hood Adjustment

So yesterday I took a minor spill on wet bricks. My left brake hood (Shimano Sora- triple) is bent inward at a 45 degree angle to the drop bar.

I'm fairly new to all this, but I understand this is what they are designed to do in a crash. How do I move it back (brute force doesn't seem to work)?

Is there anything else I should check before riding again? As I said, it was a minor spill (ie, no frame damage). Also, I came down on the non-drive side.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-05-05, 10:35 AM   #2
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There is a bolt to loosen the clamp mechanism so you can adjust the lever, then clamp it tight again. You access the bolt from the front, under the lever.
http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/lever.shtml
Carbon handlebars may not react well to twisting the levers but Al bars are fine.
When re-aligning the levers, you can fine tune the position for comfort. I prever a few degrees on cant in mine so they point in a fraction.
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Great! Thanks much.
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