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    Play in road STI shifter

    I recently bought a used pair of shimano 8 speed sti shifters, and the shifter for the rear has quite a lot of play in it, as in if I were to put it on a bike and ride it would move and rattle around over every little bump. I was curious if anyone would know of any remedy to fix this. Beyond removing the cover cap at the front (which cant solve anything) I really see no way of taking these things apart any furthur, and looking around with it open (as in the braking position) I cant really see anything I could possibly tighten.

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    Used STI shifters are a risky investment. STI shifters are nearly impossible to rebuild, a few people have done it. I doubt if you can find parts for an 8-speed shifters.
    What part of the rear shifter has play?

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    Well if you were to picture it on the bars tightened down properly, the actual shifting + brake levers + the entire main body with all the guts in it can be moved from side to side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
    Well if you were to picture it on the bars tightened down properly, the actual shifting + brake levers + the entire main body with all the guts in it can be moved from side to side.
    The shifter "body" must be tightened with the rest of the package - do not attempt to disassemble the STI shifter in any other manner. If anyone has the instructions handy feel free to post them.
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    Ok, so I examined more closely and found the nut to tighten it, looks nothing like a nut, but i saw small grooves in it for a special shimano tool I figure, and it was hard to tell if what it was on was threaded or not, but I saw what could possibly be threads, so i used a small screw driver as a punch to tighten this weird nut down better and success!

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