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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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    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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