so the amazing DD has drilled these levers for me, beautiful right?
i needed to remove a bit more anodizing and do some finish sanding and polishing to get them all ready to go on the Colnago.
during the process, the barrel that holds the cable end came loose. to be more specific, one side of the barrel has apparently been worn down from use and slips out of the lever.
the problem end of the barrel is .2 mm smaller in diameter than the good side.
i've attempted to spread/squish the 'ribbed lip' by placing the lever on a notebook (to absorb the impact) on my workbench and hammer down on the barrel. first with a block of wood, then with a random tool with a domed end that fit within the ribbed ring. this only pinched the cable end in the groove, which then had to be spread slightly to remove the cable.
anyone have any brilliant ideas?
i have a spare lever that a good barrel could be removed from.
IMG_2375 by shnibop, on Flickr
IMG_2376 by shnibop, on Flickr
sorry, no pics of the barrel, you all know what they look like.
i should also mention that the opening on the lever is the same diameter all the way around the circumference of the opening. the barrel is clearly the problem and not the lever.