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Old 08-07-23, 11:09 PM
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How to attach this piece

This fell off the front of my shifter when I was adjusting my brakes today. I can get it back on but it's loose and only stays on because I'm not pulling the brake lever all the way back. How do I get it back on properly?

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Perhaps more info? Like a shot of the piece against the lever where it is suppose to go?

I've seen all kinds of plastic lever body/cover becoming broken for a number of reasons and many are of cosmetic concerns only. But some plastic bits can help the cables seat in the lever or cover a sharp edge/end that might puncture a rider if not covered. Where this piece sits in the range of importance I have no idea yet.

If the part sees any pressure, twisting, or real stress I doubt that simple glue will work for long. Some parts companies (and we don't even have that basic info) have made some cover plates available in the aftermarket. Have you tried a LBS yet? Andy
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart
Perhaps more info? Like a shot of the piece against the lever where it is suppose to go?

I've seen all kinds of plastic lever body/cover becoming broken for a number of reasons and many are of cosmetic concerns only. But some plastic bits can help the cables seat in the lever or cover a sharp edge/end that might puncture a rider if not covered. Where this piece sits in the range of importance I have no idea yet.

If the part sees any pressure, twisting, or real stress I doubt that simple glue will work for long. Some parts companies (and we don't even have that basic info) have made some cover plates available in the aftermarket. Have you tried a LBS yet? Andy
Ah yes, looking at my picture without the context of the bike, I can see why this was a very vague request. It certainly looks cosmetic, and even stays in place despite being loose (the only way to get it in or out is to death grip the brakes). It's the face place to a GRX shifter, and I figured out once I found the piece online that it's missing a small screw. I'll see if I can find a screw first, but it looks like $12 will get me a whole new plate with screw from China if needed. Thanks!


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