Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Darkside......
Bikes: 2001-Brodie Spark, 2005-Trek 2200
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The return spring on my left shifter is shot. There is no preload on the lever so when I go to shift to a larger ring, I bypass the preload and start applying braking pressure. It isn`t a problem as far a reliability goes, but is more of an annoyance. (I think that I`m like most riders here, in that if our rides are not at 100% we have a serious problem.)
Is it possible to repair (self or pro service) a return spring in a Ultegra brifter?
If not, what should I be looking for in a replacement? Can I swap out the triple for a double (and get rid of the granny ring)? Does it have to be from the same model year as well so that the hoods and bodies match in my hands, Or is it best to just replace them both?
It the end of the day this is going to cost $$$