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Old 09-23-11, 05:40 PM   #1
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Quick question on removing shift levers

I'm changing handlebars and I untaped my bar, and rolled back the brake hoods on my Shimano Ultegra brake lever/shifter. I took out the small screw on the inward facing side of the base that was covered by the hoods. The brake levers are still fastened tight. I haven't removed them since 2004 . . . . . is there another screw to remove, or is it just stuck from age?
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I'm changing handlebars and I untaped my bar, and rolled back the brake hoods on my Shimano Ultegra brake lever/shifter. I took out the small screw on the inward facing side of the base that was covered by the hoods. The brake levers are still fastened tight. I haven't removed them since 2004 . . . . . is there another screw to remove, or is it just stuck from age?
I don't know what small screw you removed, but the clamp draw bolt is centered in the body, with the shank pointing directly to the center of the bar. Find it by pulling back the hood about halfway and looking in the front of the lever. (Scroll down most of the way here for a picture of the body, showing the bolt)

Once you see it, put the hood back and access it by sliding a hex key under the hood from the top.
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Thanks for the great link! I would have never found that hex nut, it's buried deeper under the hood than I would have looked. (I don't know what those screws were either, but they went back in, so . . . . . . pheeeew)

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