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Old 04-04-13, 12:07 PM   #1
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possible to buy plastic caps/covers for Shimano 5500 STI levers?

I've lost/broken both plastic caps on my Shimano 105 9-speed STI levers. These are mostly cosmetic (although serve a small role as dust covers for the shifter rachet mechanism).
Here's a picture of the levers, back when the caps were still alive on the levers.



I wouldn't expect a pair of these to cost more than $10 or $15, but the problem now is that they are old/rare, so may cost more.
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Old 04-04-13, 12:21 PM   #2
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Like these ?
http://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-105...over-Nameplate
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Old 04-04-13, 12:28 PM   #3
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yup. thanks. I guess $16 for a pair isn't far off what I'd expect.
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I think those are the same as one set of mine. I can't figure out how to remove the caps. Both of my caps are present but one is loose but there are no visible screws. Any ideas how to remove it so I can hopefully tighten it down?
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they are just press-fit plastic. if they start to become loose, it's because the plastic is worn or stretched - no real way to tighten it down aside from getting a new one
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These are mostly cosmetic (although serve a small role as dust covers for the shifter rachet mechanism).
Actually the bit they cover isn't at all sensitive to dust, so purely cosmetic.

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no real way to tighten it down aside from getting a new one
Prise the cover off (bottom first, IIRC), stick a little blob of blu-tack in there, pop it back, voila.
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