Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-25-07, 03:24 PM   #1
bikiola
royal dutch of dukes
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: brooklyn, nyc
Bikes:
Posts: 326
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Replacing bar-end shifters?

hi all,

i ordered a new pair of shifters (dura ace SL-BS77) to replace my wobble semi-broken ones on my bike... my question is, if the shifting system is working well and i just wanted to replace the shifters because they weren't staying attached properly to the bar-end (ie rotating around with tension, falling out during a ride from road vibration, etc) do i have to do any retuning or tightening, or just take the cable out and replace the new shifters??

also any advice on installing these would be great

thank you!
bikey
bikiola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-07, 03:56 PM   #2
well biked 
biked well
 
well biked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,123
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Since you're going to have to pull the cables out anyway, it's a great time to replace them if they've been in use awhile. You're going to have to adjust cable tension, obviously, because you have to pull the cables out. The limit screws on the derailleurs should be fine. Remember that once you get the shifters positioned in the ends of the bars, you loosen the bolt (turn counter-clockwise) to secure the shifters. Those are very nice shifters, I have some myself. Good luck with them-

Last edited by well biked; 07-25-07 at 04:53 PM.
well biked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-07, 05:05 PM   #3
Gonzo Bob
cycles per second
 
Gonzo Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Minnesota
Bikes: Vitus Aluminum, DiamondBack Apex, Softride Powerwing 700, "Generic" Ishiwata 022, Trek OCLV 110
Posts: 1,790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have Shimano indexed bar-ends on two of my bikes and I often mess up by installing the boss cover (it goes between the body and the lever) in the wrong orientation. I quickly discover this, though, since I don't get all 8 clicks and take the lever back off and rotate the boss cover. I think the Shimano instructions say to point the tab of the boss cover down but this assumes drop bar installation (mine are on aero bars). Basically, it needs to point the same way the lever does when in top gear but I can never seem to remember that.
Gonzo Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:02 PM.