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Old 05-26-11, 10:05 AM   #1
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Shimano Ultegra bar-end shifter cap

Hello,

Is it possible to replace the side cap on a Shimano Ultegra bar-end shifter? I've enclosed a picture to show which part is broken:



I've contacted the bike manufacturer (Bike Friday) and they don't have any of this part. Shimano seems to be extremely hard to contact.

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Shimano is notoriously bad with small replacement parts like that. I doubt you will be able to find one. Since it's the left shifter and doesn't have the friction/index selection I'd say just rip off the remaining part of the cap. It'll still work fine.
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Unfortunately, it's broken exactly where I rest my thumb when using the shifter. (Fortunately, it's for the front chainring, not the casette.) If not for that I wouldn't worry about it.

I'm thinking that finding a busted barend shifter might be my only way to find the part.
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I am not sure if your willing to replace the whole thing, but here is just a left shifter (only) for $20

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...&id=1590528937
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The left shifter from any downtube setup will also bolt to the bar-end mount. I bet you could find one at a bike shop that has a bucket of stripped parts.
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Ended up getting one from Rivendell, they had one lying around for $10. It works great! Thanks, everyone.
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I would have sand-papered it untill it was comfortable again, and left the remainder there to shield against sand and dirt.

-glad you got it fixed.
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There's a hole in the cap, and what was left wouldn't have shielded against rain and dirt. But I likely would have cobbled something together to cover it had this not come along.
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Back when I still had QBP access, they had all sorts of small Shimano shifter bits like that. I know the plastic lever covers were available. Your local shop should be able to order it for you.
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