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    Where is the hole for the shift cable on 105 5700 brifter?

    I have successfully installed a number of shifter cables in different older Shimano levers, where it was usually quite easy to find the channel for the cable. On the current 105 shifters I am stumped - spent an hour in the garage searching for a likely hole or passage way to insert the darn shifter cable, with no luck! Even pushed a cable into the shifter from the other end, along the cable guides, which didn't reveal any possible entry from the front. Where did they hide it this time?
    PS.: I was working on the left-hand handle.

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    No offense but did you RTFM? http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/te...9830702880.pdf

    Edit: in case your eyes are as bad as mine:
    Last edited by onespeedbiker; 04-14-12 at 09:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onespeedbiker View Post
    I am sorry, I don't know what RTFM stands for. If you are asking whether I tried to find an answer on the Shimano site, yes I did try, but found no answer. Thanks for the link, I will have to study this now!

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    Be aware that you need to remove a tiny screw to get a small panel out of the way. Be careful to not lose the screw, it really is tiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Again View Post
    I am sorry, I don't know what RTFM stands for. If you are asking whether I tried to find an answer on the Shimano site, yes I did try, but found no answer. Thanks for the link, I will have to study this now!

    RTFM: Read The Freakin' Manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    RTFM: Read The Freakin' Manual.
    Ah yes - I had figured it out meanwhile...
    Trouble is I don't have the manual, so I was left to guess work. I went to the SHimano website, but all the tech advice did was run me in circles without showing me the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by well biked View Post
    Be aware that you need to remove a tiny screw to get a small panel out of the way. Be careful to not lose the screw, it really is tiny.
    Hooray, studying the FM did the trick!
    When I pushed the cable through the hole it popped off that little panel, and I suppose somewhere on my garage floor there should be a tiny screw in hiding!
    Thanks very much, guys, you really came through for me again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Again View Post
    I am sorry, I don't know what RTFM stands for. If you are asking whether I tried to find an answer on the Shimano site, yes I did try, but found no answer. Thanks for the link, I will have to study this now!
    If you missed it I included some blow-ups that make the routing quite clear. Unfortunately the whole unit cover/cable cover thing is news to me..can't help you there.

    Be aware that you need to remove a tiny screw to get a small panel out of the way. Be careful to not lose the screw, it really is tiny.
    Oh man that sucks. Glad I switched to Campy when I went to 10 speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by onespeedbiker View Post
    Glad I switched to Campy when I went to 10 speeds
    Finding the cable entry hole in Ergo brifters isn't that easy even if you do RTFM. Campy hides them under the rubber of the hoods.

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    I just spent like 30 minutes replacing the rear shifter cable on my 5700 brifter. It is a pain! I had to get a pick and guide it where it needed to go! I installed a teflon-coated one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
    Weird spell/word check. "***" is "***". I'll never understand this computer. Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    I installed a teflon-coated one.
    Be sure to scrape off ALL of the coating where the cable clamps under the derailleur fixing bolt. If you don't the cable will slowly slip under tension, no matter how tight the bolt is and the shifting accuracy will absolutely go away. Trust me on this one. Been there, done that and it took two tries before I realized what was causing the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    Be sure to scrape off ALL of the coating where the cable clamps under the derailleur fixing bolt. If you don't the cable will slowly slip under tension, no matter how tight the bolt is and the shifting accuracy will absolutely go away. Trust me on this one. Been there, done that and it took two tries before I realized what was causing the problem.
    Damn. I already got the derailleur all dialed in. I guess I have another 10 minutes of work ahead of me .
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
    Weird spell/word check. "***" is "***". I'll never understand this computer. Andy.

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    Alright.. I used the sandpaper from my patch kit to wear it away. The point where the bolt clamps onto it is now shiny silver. Is that how I want it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
    Weird spell/word check. "***" is "***". I'll never understand this computer. Andy.

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