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    Tightening STI Tiagara shifter/brake lever

    Hi,
    Just got a bike with STI shifters, my first road bike. Right now the shifters feel pretty flimsy/loose. Is there any way to tighten them so it takes a little more effort to move them laterally? Thank you for the help.

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    Peel back the the outside of the hood and you should see a little slot with a bolt at the bottom. Do not over tighten it, as you want there to be a little give in case of a crash (it is better than having a very expensive part snap off).

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    Quote Originally Posted by barba View Post
    Peel back the the outside of the hood and you should see a little slot with a bolt at the bottom. Do not over tighten it, as you want there to be a little give in case of a crash (it is better than having a very expensive part snap off).
    I think the OP means that the shifter lever (inside the STI) is a bit loose - not that the entire STI unit is loose on the bars. Can we get some clarification from the OP please?

    ... Brad

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    Hi guys,
    Yes I meant the latter, the shifter lever feels a bit loose. Not the unit on the handlebars. Thanks for trying to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricebowl View Post
    Hi guys,
    Yes I meant the latter, the shifter lever feels a bit loose. Not the unit on the handlebars. Thanks for trying to help.

    SOP for STIs, you'll get used to it.

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    Look for a tiny screw on the underside. It it's loose, tighten it. If it's missing, use the one from the other side to try to find a replacement.

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