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    How do you protect your STI shifters / brake levers for transport?

    Last year on my trip to Italy, I simply removed the handlebar and placed it under the top tube in the box. On my way back, I decided to loosen the STIs and turn them inward, thinking they would be better protected. I was wrong. One got damaged on the way back.

    Does anyone using a box, do anything different to protect their shifters / brake levers? If so what?

    The next time I go, I think I will place a piece of a large foam tube I got as packing material with a hot water tank.

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    I took some thick rubber bands & held the levers down close to the bar. Don't know if it made any difference or not.... been traveling for about 5 years with brifters & no problems yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ti-tourer
    I took some thick rubber bands & held the levers down close to the bar. Don't know if it made any difference or not.... been traveling for about 5 years with brifters & no problems yet.
    This is a great idea. I think I will take the additional step of putting foam around them.

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