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Old 03-27-20, 07:29 AM
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Ultegra 11 speed shifter

I purchased some used Ultegra 11 speed brifters that came without the special cable ends with the locking slot that fit the groove in the shifter body and tail piece the cable runs through. Can I just use normal plastic cable ends as a substitute? If not a good idea are the proper ones available anywhere?
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Are you saying the cables don't have the proper end fitting? Doesn't have the proper "pipe" on the end? If no just buy new cables. They are cheap enough. Sorry if I misunderstand your question.


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The cable end on the shifter side is special, similar to the one on the rear derailleur but shorter. It has a notch in it that locks it into the shifter body and a "tail" that extends out that the cable runs through. I wasn't sure if that was important. I wish I had a picture of it.
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6800 shifter diagram: https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-ST-6800-3603.pdf
8000 shifter diagram: https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-ST-R8000-4244.pdf

I suspect you're talking about part #9 in the diagrams. You can do a search with the "Shimano Code Number" to find sellers and yes, it's needed.

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That looks like the grooved piece that is part of the shifter. The part I am talking about goes on the cable housing. It has a notch that slips into the groove in the shifter. I'm struggling to find a picture of what I mean. I don't really think it is absolutely necessary but I wanted to ask. The notch/groove thing can only be to keep it from rotating which I can't believe is super important.
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Sounds like this piece at 2:43 mins in the video then.
Parts #10 & 11 maybe??? https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-ST-R8020-4245C.pdf I have lots of time to search during the virus lockdown.
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Yes! Number ten! Do I need that to lock in or just use a standard end in place of it? That was the video I was watching when I realized I was missing that piece!
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Yes! Number ten! Do I need that to lock in or just use a standard end in place of it? That was the video I was watching when I realized I was missing that piece!
Sorry but I don't know the answer to that for sure but if it were mine I would get the proper part as the fit may need to be the perfect size to function properly.
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Thanks for the part number!!
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Im not sure if you MUST have the special ends, but they are included in a shimano road gear cable set.

Like this:

https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano...ck-102057.html
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The special ends also help when installing a new cable. Although, I didn't specifically try, I'm not sure a normal shift cable end would fit all the way in.
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They're called "ferrules".

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